The standard 914 was endowed with superb handling but, unfortunately the 80bhp four-cylinder engine didn’t get the car the power it deserved. Which is where the 914/6 came in.
This was essentially the same car as the 914 but fitted with Porsche’s own 2.0-litre flat-six engine, lifted from the contemporary 911T and fitted amidships in the 914/6. This carburettor-equipped engine generated a useful 110bhp and this, combined with the already superb handling, transformed the 914 into a true sports car.
To help cope with the extra power, the 914/6 was given the front ventilated front disc brakes from the 911T, rather than the 914’s Volkswagen-sourced items.
How to spot
- Mid-mounted, air-cooled flat-six
Compression ratio: 8.6:1
Maximum Power: 110bhp @ 5800rpm
Maximum Torque: 156Nm @ 4200rpm
Brakes: Front: 282mm discs; rear: 282mm discs
Suspension: Front: MacPherson struts with telescopic dampers and torsion bar springs; rear: trailing wishbones with telescopic dampers and coil springs. Front and rear antiroll bars
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 15×5.5J with 185VR tyres. Rear: 15×5.5J with 185VR tyres
Did you know?
Porsche discontinued the 914-6 in 1972, after producing 3351 examples.