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Porsche 914 & 914/6
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| Porsche 914: 1970-73
1.7L "W" & "EA" Codes
| 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: 1970-72
"901.38" & "901.39" Codes
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Porsche 914 Horsepower & Torque:
1974 - 1976 1.8 Liter "EC" Engine Code

Compensating for More Stringent Regulation

The graph below is a composite of the horsepower and torque curves for 1974-1976 Porsche 914 vehicles with the 1.8 liter four-cylinder "EC" coded engines. The "EC" code engines are basically the 1.7L "EA" code with a larger bore (93 mm v. 90 mm) to increase displacement. This modification was designed to help offset reduced compression (7.3 : 1 v. 8.2 : 1) in an attempt to salvage performance while meeting stricter California emissions standards and running on lower-octane unleaded fuel. It didn't work. The 1.8L Porsche 914 engines are substantially inferior to the 1.7L engines in horsepower, torque and acceleration. Additional information regarding the "EC" engines is located (not surprisingly) on the ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS page.

Maximum rated horsepower (SAE-Net): 73 hp @ 4800 RPM
Maximum rated torque (SAE-Net): 89 ft-lbs @ 4000 RPM