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Porsche 914 & 914/6
Acceleration Comparison Graph
Porsche 914: 1970-71
1.7L "W" Engine Code
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
Porsche 914/6: 1970-72
"901.38" Engine Code

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Porsche 914 & 914/6 Acceleration

Porsche 914 and 914/6
            horsepower and torque graph

Handling Over Horses

Porsche 914 vehicles were not designed for drag racing, and the acceleration numbers show it. With stock quarter-mile times ranging from 18.0 to 19.5 seconds and 0-60 times from 12.0 to 13.5 seconds, Porsche 914 acceleration is fairly laughable by today's standards. If you live life a quarter-mile at a time, the Porsche 914 is not a good choice.

How They Compare

The diagram accessed via the (rather large) thumbnail above is a composite of the acceleration curves for the various Porsche 914 engine sizes and transmission types. The Porsche 914 line offered six different engine models during its seven years of production for reasons briefly explained on the HORSEPOWER & TORQUE page. Note that the elimination of domed pistons combined with heightened emission control on the 1.8L Porsche 914 models sapped enough power that its performance is inferior to the smaller (non-California) 1.7L engine... even if the SPORTOMATIC transmission had been ordered. The 1973-1974 2.0L "GA" engine type outperforms the 1975-1976 "GC" model due to the introduction of more rigorous (and power-sapping) emission controls. Not surprisingly, the Porsche 914/6 has no difficulty out-accelerating the four cylinder models (even when equipped with the 4-speed "SPORTOMATIC" transmission). Individual acceleration graphs including 1/4 mile and 1000 meter times and speeds for the U.S. specification Porsche 914 and 914/6 model engine types are accessible via the buttons to the left. All charts have been created using information culled directly from factory Porsche 914 Owner's Manuals and factory Porsche "Technical Data" folders.