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 automobile of the Seventies with the powertrain from a extra trendy 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 standard. 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 way of 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 chrome 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 hooked up 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 vehicles.
Porsche 914 restomod by Fifteen Eleven Design
Different mechanical modifications embody 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’s going to make vehicles with each lefthand and righthand drive.
Order books at the moment are 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.