"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself"

- Ferdinand Porsche

Porsche 916 Facts

914 Based Prototype

Planned for the 1972 model year, a version known as the Porsche 916 was cancelled after only eleven prototypes. The 916 with its highly styled aerodynamic front and rear bumpers, was to have either the 2.4 engine from the 911S, or the 2.7 from the Carrera. They were also to have a fixed steel roof, wider wheels, double grilled engine lid, and flared fenders as styled from the 914-6 GT cars.[4] Ventilated disc brakes were fitted to all four wheels, and also a "mid-engined" version of the then-new 915 transmission, giving a conventional shift pattern with 1 to 4 in an H and fifth out on a limb. One 916 was built to US specs and on delivery to the USA was fitted with air conditioning by the dealer (Brumos).

916 Serial Numbers 9142330011 – 9142330022

 

 

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