The Porsche 914 was among the most controversial Porsches because, while it was designed by Porsche, it used some Volkswagen parts, including the 1.7-liter flat-four engine. Critics dubbed it the "VW Porsche 914." It came to the U.S. for 1970 with Porsche badges and a $3,495 price tag. Later that year, Porsche substituted the 110-horsepower 2.0-liter flat-six from the contemporary 911T to produce the $5,995 914/6, which boasted much livelier performance, a fortified suspension, and more deluxe interior.
The Porsche 914 had a midengine design for good inherent weight balance.
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