Porsche originally offered the 914 with a flat-six, but to keep the car positioned below the flagship 911, it was just a 2.0-liter with only 110 hp. Enough power for a small, mid-engine car, but what if Porsche gave it more, like a lot more? Marco Gerace, , built that car, and it rips.
Its flat-six is a 2.5-liter unit with two spark-plugs per cylinder, something Porsche always used in its race cars. Gerace doesn't know exactly how much power it's making, but he guesses around 220 hp to the rear wheels. That's quite a bit more than even the top-dog 911 Carrera RS offered back in 1973.
All of that is in a lightweight chassis with an expertly tuned suspension, and as our pal Matt Farah finds out, it works a treat. So much so, that he tries to convince Gerace to sell it while filming this video.
We'll never know what, say, a 914 Carrera RS would've been like if Porsche built such a car, but this one seems to get close. You could even say it's the vintage counterpart to the Cayman GT4—big power in a light, mid-engine chassis.