The Porsche 914 was a joint development between Porsche and Volkswagen and was the new Porsche entry-level model as of model year 1970.
The two-seater, also known as the "VW Porsche", was a mid-engine Sports Car. Striking design features included the very long wheelbase for the vehicle length, short overhangs, the removable roof centre panel made from glass fibre-reinforced plastic as well as the wide safety bar. The 914 also featured pop-up headlights.
At the time of its launch, the 914 was available with two engines.
914: 1.7-litre flat-four engine with 80 hp from Volkswagen
914/6: 2.0-litre flat-six engine with 110 hp from the Porsche 911 T
In the six-cylinder models, the ignition lock was located to the left of the steering wheel, where it is typically found in Porsche vehicles. The wheels of the 914/6 were mounted with five wheel nuts.
The 914/6 was built by Porsche at the main plant in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.