The moon landing was no doubt the most pioneering event of 1969. But what Volkswagen and Porsche came out with that year also looked to many sports car lovers like something out of this world. The VW-Porsche 914 polarized people -- and still does today. Some consider the car a rotten compromise, others a true maverick. Still the numbers speak for themselves -- some 120-thousand 914s were built, making it the first mid-engine car to rack up six-digit sales figures.
Vintage: Porsche 911 Turbo | Drive it!
Our test driver Christoph Bauer regularly borrows classic cars from the
Zeithaus museum in Wolfsburg and takes them out for a spin. All of the
vehicles in the museum's collection represent milestones of automotive
history. This time around Christoph wants a lean, mean driving machine --
and the Porsche 911 turbo fits the bill
perfectly.The car made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in 1974. Initially
fitted with a 260 horsepower engine, the 911
turbo got a power Boost in 1977. Thanks to its new intercooling
system, the 3.3-liter motor could generate 300 horsepower. As the world's
first turbocharged, series production
supercar, the Porsche 911 turbo combined
power with luxury. And it still impresses over 3 decades later -- rocketing
from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in 5.5 seconds flat.
vintage! BMW 507 | drive it
At its premiere in the New York Waldorf-Astoria in 1955, the BMW 507 was an
instant success.The sleek roadster designed by Albrecht von Goertz caused
an even bigger sensation when it was presented at the Frankfurt car show
that year. Many automobile enthusiasts consider it the most beautiful
sports car of all times. Only 252 exemplars of the exclusive car were
vintage: The 1968 BMW 1600 ti touring sedan | drive it
The souped-up 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine produces 150 horsepower. Not a great deal
by today's standards, but out on the track this 42-year-old car shows its
special qualities.A tight suspension, excellent balance and precise
steering keep the rear-wheel drive steady through the tightest turns. drive
it! tests whether the car can live up to modern standards.
present it! The Next Generation Mercedes M-Class | drive it!
Mercedes is introducing the new generation of its M-class series. The
automaker has traditionally been behind the curve when it comes to
eco-friendly technology, but they want to change that now. The new M-class
is expected to consume 25% less fuel than its predecessor and it will meet
European emissions standards too. All the gas and diesel engines have been
redesigned with seven-speed gearboxes - and they, too, consume less fuel,
thanks to the start-stop function. The new M-class resembles both the CL
luxury convertible and the E-Class, but all in all it's kept the
traditional M-Class look. Drive It! takes the new car out for a spin.
1974 Porsche 914 2.0, Car/Owner Profile / Finally Getting the Respect it Deserves
Watch and listen to this excellent Porsche 914 2.0 rip though the
mountains, as this owner talks about his passion for the car. These cars
were the bastards of the Porsche world for the longest time, not accepted
by the Porsche community because of their Volkswagen roots. Over the past
few years things have really changed and now the masses are realizing what
awesome cars they are, as seen by the prices these little cars are fetching
1976 Porsche 914 Targa FOR SALE TEST DRIVE flemings ultimate garage
Last year for the mid-engine 914! Fuel injected 2.0 liter Boxer 4 cyl,
5-speed manual transaxle w/ overdrive, 4 wheel independent suspension,
great looking Signal yellow paint, black/tan two tone leather bucket seat
interior, removable "Targa" top, 4 wheel power disc brakes, great handling
rack & pinion steering, full factory gauges w/ 7K rpm tach & 150mph speedo,
factory Fuchs alloy wheels w/ fresh Goodyear Eagles, upgraded Sony
detachable face digital sound w/ FM/CD/SAT/iPod jack + Infinity speakers,
quick, nimble, and a blast to drive...Lots of sports car for the money!
Porsche 914-6 Done Right
One of the prettiest Porsche 914-6s. Done with care and style. While the
914 was once reviled, the 914-6 has always been embraced as a true Porsche.
Still for purists of the day, only a 356 or a 911 would do. However, the
Porsche 914-6 has now taken its place as one of the must-have Porsches for
collectors. They're great for autocrossing, touring, and now even for
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder - Jay Leno's Garage
Daniel Eastman of Porsche North America walks Jay through this hybrid
supercar, created to herald the future of sports cars at an incredible 70+
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Recently we came across this beautiful Porsche 914 2.0 Targa 1973 at The
Gallery in Brummen, The Netherlands. This classic car dealer is one of the
largest in the world. We took the car for a little spin! We love to hear
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The Porsche 914 or VW-Porsche 914 is a mid-engined, targa-topped two-seat
roadster designed, manufactured and marketed collaboratively by Volkswagen
and Porsche from 1969 to 1976