October 31, 2010

1974 Porsche 914.




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

More VW, than Porsche, really. lol

Anonymous said...

Yes and no. :)

It was designed by Porsche to be sold as VW (successor to Karmann Ghia, with flat 4) and entry-level Porsche (with flat 6).

Unfortunately VW CEO changed in the middle of the project and new CEO didn't want this model.

So Porsche had to manufacture it in their own factory in small quantities, almost by hand, and it raised the price through the roof as it was designed as a relatively cheap mass product and that means at least semi-automated manufacturing and assembly.

30-50% off the price and could have succeeded as a car, both VW and Porsche. Who knows?