Everything You've Always Wanted To Know About The Porsche 914

50 Years of the 914

The 1970 Porsche 914 made its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 11, 1969 as the VW Porsche 914.

Production for that first model year included 13,312 four cylinder 914s and 2,868 (sources vary and some say 2,657) six cylinder versions.  In addition, two 914-8 versions were built and powered by a 3.0 liter engine.  The 1.7 liter four cylinder motor produced 80 HP and the 2.0 liter six 110HP.  As part of the agreement between VW and Porsche, the fuel injected VW 411 engine was the four cylinder engine used.  The 2.0 liter six cylinder engine with dual carbs powering the 914-6 was the same engine used in the Porsche 911T.  The four cylinder 914s had a top speed of 110 mph and a 0-60 time of 12.4 seconds.  The 914-6 top speed was rated at 123 mph and the 0-60 time was 8.8 seconds.  The 914-6 weighed in at 2,070 pounds which was 90 pounds heavier than the four cylinder 914 at 1,980 pounds.