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 911S | drive it!
The 911 is THE iconic sports car and the raspy note from its air-cooled
engine became its trademark.Two years after the 911 hit the showrooms,
Porsche came out with the even more powerful 911S. Under the hood was a 2
liter motor pumping out 160 PS. It was enough to take car and driver to a
top speed of over 220 km/h. The original design from 1963 was the work of
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who was just 28 years old at the time. The
car's timeless silhouette still catches the eye today and provides the
blueprint for all 911s that followed.
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.
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.
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
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
This Porsche 914-6 Is Forgotten Only by Those Who Don't Know
After expressing an interest in racing, saying it "looked like fun," Mr.
Jack Griffin found himself strapped to a race car contesting the 12 Hours
of Sebring. Sure it was his first time sitting in a proper race car, but he
had four days of training in a Nissan 280ZX at Bondurant a week or so
earlier. In spite of his ample experience he found himself crunched against
one of Sebring's concrete barriers only fifteen laps into his stint.
Fortunately, he's had better luck with this 1970 Porsche 914-6 that he has
now owned for thirty-eight years. Even though he'd been looking for a 911
(and has since owned several), he has completely fall for its light, quick
manner and very predictable, solid handling. And while he doesn't consider
the Porsche beautiful, Jack does think it looks "interesting" and loves the
rarity. It may not be as popular as the 911, but this 914-6 ensures that
the model, far from forgotten, will grow in prestige.
1975 Porsche 914 2.0 for sale
This is a perfectly restored 1975 Porsche 914 2.0 litre. It has brand new
paint, new interior and a rebuilt motor all within the last 3,000 miles.
Any questions please call Brett at 719-473-6288.
Porsche 914-6 mit 906 Motor
Porsche 914-6 von LSM-Racing.
Zweites Einsatzfahrzeug neben dem Ford Puma für die RCN 2011
auf der Nordschleife.
Porsche 914 V8
Porsche 914 V8 from the German 914-6 Club. This 914 has a V8 from a Porsche
928, very nice and well put together.
Porsche 914/6 GT von Mittelmotor beim 24h Classic 2014 in Front- und Heckperspektive
Porsche 914/6 GT von Mittelmotor GmbH beim FHR 24h Classic 2014 auf dem
Nürburgring (Grand Prix Strecke plus Nordschleife) in Front- und
Heckperspektive. Dynamische Aufnahmen wechseln zwischen vorn und
rückwärts ausgerichteten Kameras.
Das Ergebnis wurde ein 2. Platz im Gesamtklassement und der Klassensieg.
Die Gegner waren Ford GT 40, Porsche 904 und 911 ST und 914/6 GT, Lotus
Elan, Marcos 1800, BMW 2002, Austin Healey, Ford Mustang, Fiat Abarth, Alfa Romeo GTAm
Porsche 914/6 GT from Mittelmotor in Germany at the 2014 24h Classic race
at the Nürburgring (Grand Prix circuit plus Nordschleife).
Views are changing between forwards and backwards pointed perspectives,
competing against Ford GT 40, Porsche 911 ST, BMW 2002, 3,0 CSL, Lotus Elan
among many others. The class was won and the second place overall could be