The Fifteen Eleven teams propose to bring the little sports car of Porsche from the 1970s up to date.
The Porsche 914 is first and foremost an iconic design, made of drawn lines, unlike the 911 of the time. But in terms of performance, it was a bit dear at the time, especially with the four-cylinder developed with Volkswagen, with only 80 hp. Good for a 0 to 100 in … 13 seconds! A Renault Clio diesel is doing much better today.
So if you want to ride with this inimitable style, but with very current performance, you have to turn to restomod, this art of modernizing old cars without altering their essence. This is the project formulated by Fifteen Eleven, a small British workshop which draws on decades of experience in preparing cars approved for the WRC.
The power more than tripled!
The idea is quite simply to start from the modern equivalent of the 914: the Cayman. The engine will be that of a second generation Cayman S, good for around 300 hp. Or more than three times the original power! Suddenly, a complete modernization of the chassis is required. Brakes, suspensions and gearbox will all come from the Cayman as well.
Design level, the whole receives a slight facelift (LED headlights, air intake on the front cover, new shield). But the workshop specifies above all that the interior will be refurbished with modern materials.
Fifteen Eleven is not at its first attempt in the field, since the small company had already built a charming restomod of a Ford Escort, equipped with a powerful V6. Orders are already open, and the workshop hopes to make the first deliveries this year.
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