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Porsche 914 & 914/6
Acceleration Comparison Graph
Porsche 914: 1970-71
1.7L "W" Engine Code
(Sportomatic)
Porsche 914: 1970-73
1.7L "W" & "EA" Codes
Porsche 914: 1973
1.7L "EB" Engine Code
(California Emissions)
Porsche 914: 1974-76
1.8L "EC" Engine Code
Porsche 914: 1973-74
2.0L "GA" Engine Code
Porsche 914: 1975-76
2.0L "GC" Engine Code
Porsche 914/6: 1970-71
"901.39" Engine Code
(Sportomatic)
Porsche 914/6: 1970-72
"901.38" Engine Code


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Porsche 914 Acceleration
1973 "EB" Engine Code

Rolling Slow and Clean in Cali

1973 Porsche 914 vehicles destined for California and equipped with a 1.7L engine (the "EB" engine code) were detuned to meet heightened emissions control standards. Differences such as reduced compression (7.3 : 1 instead of 8.2 : 1) made this the least powerful of all Porsche 914 engines and produced the acceleration graph shown below. Fortunately, the four-speed "Sportomatic" transmission was not offered in the 914 after 1971, so we are spared an even milder acceleration curve. Additional information regarding the "EB" engines is located (not surprisingly) on the ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS page.


The 1973 Porsche 914 1.7L "EB" engine cars reach 60 MPH in 13.5 seconds.
They cover a quarter-mile in 19.5 seconds while reaching a speed of 71 MPH.
The one kilometer mark is reached in 35.5 seconds at 91 MPH.
The top rated speed of Porsche 914 1.7L "EB" engine vehicles is 106 MPH.