On the finish of the Nineteen Sixties, Porsche was on the hunt for a mannequin that might slot into the household lineup under the 911. Working with Volkswagen to make this occur, it got here up with the 914, a automotive that proved to be fairly in style.
Regardless of this reputation, the 914 right now is not precisely lighting up the basic automotive market like different Porsches of the period, although that might change if we see extra firms like the UK’s Fifteen Eleven Design spring up.
The corporate is a division of World Rally Championship group Mellors Elliot Motorsport and is targeted on the basic automotive facet of issues. Whereas it historically performs restorations, it has additionally dabbled on the earth of restomods, and its newest is predicated on a 1975 Porsche 914.
1975 Porsche 914 restomod by Fifteen Eleven Design
The design options a number of tweaks in and out however the greatest modifications shall be within the areas you’ll be able to see. We’re instructed in depth chassis updates are deliberate, together with for the suspension and brakes.
Fifteen Eleven may even set up a contemporary engine, on this case a 3.4-liter flat-6 from a Porsche Cayman S. It is going to be mated to a 6-speed handbook transmission. Apparently, Porsche initially supplied a flat-6 within the 914/6 mannequin, although it did not promote nicely, with most clients preferring a flat-4.
Fifteen Eleven plans to point out its first accomplished 914 restomod later this 12 months. The corporate is at present accepting orders, for each left- and right-hand-drive vehicles, and it hasn’t mentioned if construct slots are restricted. It additionally hasn’t mentioned how a lot the restomod will price.