U.Okay.-based Fifteen Eleven Design final week unveiled a Porsche 914 restomod that is been virtually three years within the making.
Introduced in 2021, this modified Porsche imbues the automaker’s entry-level sports activities automotive of the Seventies with the powertrain from a extra fashionable mid-engined Porsche: the three.8-liter flat-6 from a 987-generation Cayman S.
Porsche initially supplied a flat-6 within the 914/6, however the base flat-4 engine proved extra in style. The Cayman engine makes extra energy than each, with an estimated output of 380-400 hp. That energy is distributed to the rear wheels by a 6-speed guide transmission. Fifteen Eleven Design reworked the engine a bit, putting in solid pistons and metal rods, and swapping in a brand new ECU and stainless-steel exhaust system.
The suspension is Cayman-derived as nicely. Fifteen Eleven redesigned the entire suspension pickup factors for this, and likewise added some structural reinforcement. Widened carbon-fiber fenders are connected to the reworked chassis, together with a brand new entrance bumper and hood that accommodate completely different radiator and oil cooler packaging, together with LED headlights, and driving lights impressed by the lights of the Porsche 935/78 “Moby Dick” race automobiles.
Porsche 914 restomod by Fifteen Eleven Design
Different mechanical modifications embrace a by-wire throttle, FIA-compliant gasoline cell, 18-inch Fuchs wheels, and an upgraded braking system together with Brembo four-piston calipers and cross-drilled and vented rotors.
The inside options Recaro bucket seats and leather-based trim. Fifteen Eleven additionally redesigned the rear bulkhead between the cabin and engine compartment so as to add extra legroom. The corporate says it’ll make automobiles with each lefthand and righthand drive.
Order books are actually open, with a beginning value of 350,000 British kilos (equal to $440,191 at present alternate charges). Fifteen Eleven hasn’t mentioned U.S. availability, nevertheless.