This 914 mates big power with bigger downforce

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Nov 24, 2022 | Porsche, Subaru, Porsche 914, Your Projects, 914, Tube-Frame

This is/was a 1972 Porsche 914 that I absolutely gutted,” starts the build thread by GRM forum member Tazz9924. That’s not just a roll cage, though, as the body is rolling on a full tube chassis.

The goal: less than a ton at the curb, about 1000 pounds of downforce, and up to 500 horsepower courtesy of a turbo Subaru.

(Sidebar: He’s also setting out to build the world’s fastest lawn mower.)

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ralph63 New Reader
11/24/22 2:48 p.m.

I was just drooling over a rusted-out 914.  Can't wait to read more on this.

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/24/22 10:13 p.m.

A number of years back, someone showed up with a built 914 Rally car, complete with a fully-built 3.3L and an actual Formula 1 wing chopped down to a narrower width. It was cool AF, tons of high-dollar bespoke parts,  though seemingly not very good as a rally car and not sure if ever finished one (I saw it at Sanblast in like 2016 or so, and I think it DNF'd on the first stage).  IIRC it was for sale back in 2018 or so (sans the wing), no idea what ever happened to it

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