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914-6 2.0 – 110 ch [1970 à 1972]

Here’s What It’s Like To Experience A 914-6 For The First Time

Let’s get this out of the way right now- The Straight Pipes got their title wrong. The first mid-engine Porsche was 356-001 from 1948. Indeed, the hosts note that right at the beginning of the video, despite the title. There were also 84 550 Spyders (14 works and 70 customer/road cars), and numerous other race cars prior to the 914. The 914 was the first serial-production, mid-engine Porsche road car, but that makes for a terrible Youtube title, so we’ll have to let that slide.

The 914 is new ground for Yuri and Jakob, as the 1970 914-6 featured in the video is the oldest car they have ever reviewed. It is also a legitimate museum piece belonging to the Porsche museum. To top it off, neither of them has driven a car with a dogleg manual gearbox, and they found some of the 914’s features a bit puzzling. The three-point belts in the silver 914 1.8 featured were especially confusing to the hosts- people our age have all used inertia reel belts and slip-adjust lap belts, but nothing from the last few decades has slip-adjust three point belts. To folks born after about 1970, this sort of restraint is a relative unknown.

The hosts try to stay positive, but it’s clear that the 914 is pretty far out of their comfort zone. The 914’s defining minimalism makes this a tough piece for a pair of reviewers who love to dive in deep. There are almost zero interior features beyond the bare necessities (and you know we like minimalism around here). It’s a sports car, but it doesn’t at all conform to the modern paradigm. It is not particularly fast (even by 1970 standards), the brakes are weak by modern standards, and while they praised the handling and ride, they did mention that the car is quite a bit of work to drive. [Ed. Note: Maybe by comparison to modern cars? I’ve never found 914s to be anything other than a joy.]

To them, it seems that the car is more interesting as a reference point for how far cars have come. It is not an end in and of itself. This is just the beginning of their Porsche experience, however, as the pair are spending some time in Germany driving Porsche cars from Porsche’s private collection. It will be interesting to see what Porsche hands them the keys to next.

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Porsche 916 Brutus… Le proto en mode RSR !

A la fin des années 60’s, une sportive accessible devait être simple et légère. Il lui fallait se reposer sur une plateforme sérieuse et efficace pour pouvoir embarquer un moteur par forcément surpuissant… puisque son poids lui permettait d’être pétillante, vive et agile. C’est grosso modo avec ces codes que Porsche a développé sa 914… […]

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Porsche 916 prototype « Brutus » de 1971 – Un modèle unique de plus de 300 ch

En 2019, la Porsche 914 célèbre ses 50 ans. Le hasard faisant bien les choses, la première Porsche 916, le légendaire prototype Brutus de 1971 (ayant été la voiture de Corina Piëch, fille de Ferdinand Piëch) a été exposée et vendue au salon Rétromobile 2019. Découverte de ce prototype unique motorisé par le Flat 6 …

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TCE 2018 – Porsche 914/6 GT Werkswagen « S-U 4732 » de 1969 – L’une des 4 voitures d’essais construites

Des voitures attirent le regard lors de salons automobiles comme le Techno Classica 2018 qui s’est tenu à Essen. C’était le cas de cette Porsche 914/6 GT Werkswagen de 1969 qui a été utilisée par Porsche en interne en tant que prototype pour la course automobile. Histoire de la Porsche 914/6 GT – Un modèle …

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Well Sorted 914/6 Proves An Excellent Canyon Carver

If you could have the car you drove to high school prom back, would you want it? Would it be as cool as Marco’s 914-6? I drove a rusty 1991 Ford Mustang convertible to my prom, so he’s definitely got me beat. This white mid-engine beauty is an impressive beast of a Porsche, now running a 2.5-liter twin-plug flat-six engine pumping out about 220 horsepower. That’s certainly a lot of fun in the back seat (maybe not the kind you’d normally expect on prom night, but I’ve already said too much).

Marco, who now spends his days working on Porsches at TLG Auto in North Hollywood, California, had this 914 in high school, but sold it a while back. More recently, the person he sold it to offered to sell it back to him without wheels, engine, or interior. He jumped at the chance, being that the 914 still featured the close-ratio gearbox he loved all those years ago. Restarting a car build from a familiar platform essentially as a blank slate must have been a truly exhilarating experience for Marco, and one most of us will never get to experience.

In the below video, Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, takes Marco’s 914 for a spin north of Los Angeles. The 914’s mid-engine chassis is competent and honestly quite advanced for the early 1970s, beating a number of more expensive cars on the road and the race track. The four-cylinder models are a joy to drive, but if you fit the engine compartment with a hot flat-six, you’re bound to surprise yourself with an incredibly modern driving experience. Aside from the notchy and not-at-all-responsive 901-style gearbox, which Matt has plenty of his own trouble with in the video, these cars are an absolute dream to drive. As Marco says, you could easily daily-drive this car, even in LA traffic, and never get sick of it. Which is why he does just that.

 
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