Porsche Press kit 1970 - landing page
PORSCHE PRESS KIT 1970 - VW PORSCHE 914 AND 914/6
Original material in German, loosely translated into some kind of English by NSL with the help of crap Google Translate
The VW-PORSCHE 914 model series is based on the decision of the largest and smallest German automobile manufacturer, to produce a sports car with PORSCHE-level in the lower price range. The car should be in its constructive conception as well as in quality a real Porsche in terms of workmanship and equipment.
According to the younger group of buyers addressed the VW-PORSCHE 914 became a thoroughbred sports car designed and built. Of course with this new development we took advante of the PORSCHE racing experience in house, which wasdecisive for the overall concept.
The central or Mid-engine construction largely reflects the character of the VW PORSCHES 914. The consistent use of the mid-engine principle calls for the abandonment of the usual storage space or the jump seats 1m rear. However, it offers through the extremely favorable center of gravity optimal possibilities in terms of the driving characteristics of the vehicles what not only sports drivers, but all sports enthusiasts appreciate.
The seat width of the VW-PORSCHE 914 is also so generous sized that the car in Germany and in many other countries when using a seat cushion is considered a three-seater. In addition, two trunk compartments are available, which have a total capacity of 460 l and with it withstands every comparison with a middle class sedan.
BODY AND BODY EQUIPMENT:
The VW-PORSCHE 914 has a two-door, self-supporting All-steel body with integrated safety bar and removable, sturdy plastic roof. Body and frame-floor-assembly are welded to one unit. The aerodynamic, smooth surface even on the underside Body of the VW-PORSCHE 914 allowed through their low air resistance with high performance reasonably sized and therefore economical Engines.
The body is through stabilizing transverse walls subdivided like clods; the single cells are: anterior Trunk, gas station, passenger compartment, engine compartment, rear trunk. The front and rear sections are designed as more easily deformable crumple zones. The passenger compartment is a rigid safety cell.
The stable plastic roof of the 914 is light and with can be removed in a few simple steps. It will be in the frame the windshield and on the safety bar with each two pins and stirrups held or loosened. The Roof can be in the rear trunk directly under the trunk lid hang in and only take up a few centimeters on the total height of the rear trunk.
The raised, arched windshield and the Safety bar with the vertical rear window guarantee that you will be free of trains even in an open vehicle and can drive largely without wind noise. Of the VW-PORSCHE 914 thus combines the properties of one sporty coupes and convertibles.
Due to the mid-engine design, the waistline be kept particularly low. Add to this line the concealed headlights that can be swiveled at night harmoniously one. In the front bumpers are Standard halogen additional high beam headlights installed: There are profile rubber strips above the bumpers to protect against damage when maneuvering and parking.
ENGINE AND POWER TRANSMISSION:
Air-cooled 4-cylinder boxer engine with electronically controlled Bosch petrol injection system, in front of the rear axle built-in and with clutch, gearbox and final drive united in one block.
The base 1.7 liter square engine delivers 80 hp 4900 rpm. With a bore-to-stroke ratio of 90 / 66 mm The mean piston speed is 10.6 m / sec below the usual average values. Compression ratio of 8.2:l.
The air-cooled 4-cylinder boxer engine has a quadruple bearing crankshaft, a central camshaft, overhead pushrod valves and forced lubrication with oil cooler in the fan air flow.
It has all the design features that make it for an economical engine that is robust in operation and with a long life.
The torque is over 12 mkp within the wide range from 1800 to 4800 rpm (max.torque 13.6 mkp at 2700 rpm), thus providing the the 914 motor with the elasticity of for the heaviest city traffic and convoy driving.
The 80 hp engine of the VW PORSCHE 914 propulses the 900 kg heavy vehicle to a top speed of 177 km / h. The acceleration time from 0-100 km / h is 13 seconds, the power to weight ratio 11.2 kp / PS.
Air-cooled 6-cylinder boxer engine with 2 triple Weber downdraught carburetors, installed in front of the rear axle and with clutch, gearbox and final drive combined into a block. It is the proven 2 liter engine of the PORSCHE 911 T with 110 hp from the model year 1969.
Its 6 cylinders are in boxer design (3 each on the right and 3 to the left of the crankcase) and with the light alloy cylinder heads screwed together. The hanging valves are arranged in a V-shape and are controlled via rocker arms through an overhead camshaft each per cylinder bank.
The forged crankshaft is supported by eight bearings. As the fuel-air mixture reaches the short intake pipes the two triple downdraft carbs sprays the mixture into the combustion chambers. The dry sump lubrication guarantees oil supply to the lubrication points in any conditions (e.g. at high speed turns). Oil is cleaned and controlled in a filter and is kept at the correct temperature by a thermostatically controlled oil cooler.
The V-belt is used for the alternator and the axial fan driven for engine cooling.
The 6-cylinder engine of the 914/6 allows the 940 kg vehicle a top speed of 200 km / h. The acceleration time from 0 - 100 km / h is 9.9 seconds, the power to weight ratio 8.5 kp / PS. The 914/6 comes with the PORSCHE five-speed gearbox as standard equipped. If desired, this model can be equipped with the selectively automatic Transmission, the Sportomatic.
The chassis of the VW-PORSCHE 914 and 914/6 has independent wheel suspension on all four wheels and is for both vehicles basically the same. This principle has passed a tough test in many Racing events. Together with the mid-engine construction it provides optimal conditions for the driving characteristics.
The VW-PORSCHE 914 has the proven, space-saving front axle of the 911-912 PORSCHE models. It enables a deep and wide front luggage compartment, despite the low overall height of the vehicle. The suspension of the front wheels takes place via wishbones and longitudinal torsion bars as well as shock absorber struts. Because of the particularly favorable weight distribution of the mid-engine design, it was able to dispense with the use of transverse stabilizers.
The rear wheels are guided by a trailing arm axle. The suspension of the wheels is done by spring struts, which, as a structural unit, consists of a helical spring, a double-acting shock absorber and a Vulkollan Hollow spring exist. The power transmission to the Rear wheels take over two double cardan shafts.
The 4 disc brakes are self-adjusting - just like the ones on the rear wheels hand brake. The handbrake lever is to the left of the driver's seat. The Dual circuit braking system has a pressure reducing valve that protects against overbraking on the rear axle. The front disc brakes of the 914/6 are internally ventilated.
The three-part rack and pinion safety steering are connected with maintenance-free universal joints. The four-spoke steering wheel with a deep hub, the large, padded horn button and the safety steering column offer the driver the greatest possible protection.
INTERIOR AND INSTRUMENTS:
The interior and the instruments of the VW-PORSCHE 914 and 914/6 are the same except for a few details. They correspond in their design to the well-known PORSCHE standard, therefore we only mention the most important of them here.
Dashboard: speedometer with total and partial km counter, transistor tachometer (up to 7000 or 8000 rpm), halogen headlights, hazard warning lights.
Multi-layer safety windshield for 914/6, tempered glass for 914; Safety glass on rear and side windows, all operating organs set back or with rubber padded. The dimming interior mirror jumps when bumped out of its holder. Upholstered above and below, glare-free dashboard.
Glove box and storage compartments in the doors as well between the seats. Floor carpets made of needle felt and matched in color to the exterior paintwork; Grab handle combined with the armrest for the front passenger; draft-free ventilation; Padding on the safety bar and the front roof edge.
The anatomically correct sports seats have a molded neck rest and interchangeable seat cushions. The driver's seat is adjustable in the longitudinal direction and in four height levels. The passenger seat is fixed and has an adjustable footrest.
Heating and ventilation are infinitely variable and can be regulated separately. The airflow can be directed upwards or downwards. Thanks to a three-stage fan, the fresh air supply can be increased. Additional fan for the required heating air supply at low engine speeds.