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> What's the fastest anyone has gone in a 914?, what kid of body modifications were done to the car?
Matty900
post Jun 25 2020, 04:16 PM
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The 916 was to be the fastest production car that Porsche had produced to that time. The body is notably modified. So I am curious (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif) what the fastest 914-s look like. What have you done to your car?


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post Jun 25 2020, 04:46 PM
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A 914-6 conversion I had back in....1992 I think read 150mph on the speedo. I doubt that was accurate and it was probably more a true 135mph-ish. It had a 2.4 six.
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post Jun 25 2020, 05:20 PM
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a well known New Jersey racer went fast enough to blow the windshield trim off the car.
20 + years ago. Pretty fast for a brick.
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post Jun 25 2020, 05:24 PM
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I've topped out at right about 135mph (stock 901 and close to stock tire diameter) which is right where the top limit should be using stock gears and tire diameter.
Lower profile/radius tires/wheels will reduce that top speed.


So really, all that additional power i have is just good for getting me to the top speed faster.
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post Jun 25 2020, 05:26 PM
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See if Dr. Ferdinand Piech recorded what speeds he attained on the autobahn with 914111.
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post Jun 25 2020, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE(rgalla9146 @ Jun 25 2020, 04:20 PM) *

a well known New Jersey racer went fast enough to blow the windshield trim off the car.
20 + years ago. Pretty fast for a brick.


I was going near 100 in my 914/6 in the mountains above Boulder Colorado while in college and the wind helped blow my windshield trim off. Winds hit 100mph + on the Boulder area.
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post Jun 25 2020, 05:46 PM
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Silver State Classic cars are probably the fastest 914s I know of. Also the Von K car?

I know a number of them have been well over 150 at Big Willow, and I think one was over 150 cornering?

Ron Mistak's center-seat 914 also comes to mind, but that was hardly recognizable as a 914 with its GT1-style body.

Then there are some turbo-V8 cars that have to be good for 170+?
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post Jun 25 2020, 05:54 PM
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post Jun 25 2020, 06:18 PM
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Tony @Cracker has track video of nearly 170 in his. Granted, it's got an LS7 and Boxster S trans and brakes. Does that still count as being a 914? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)
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post Jun 25 2020, 06:24 PM
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I plan to do an airport mil some day...

I've done 150 a couple times but who knows if that was accurate. I've done middle of 4th a few times in my current engine setup which was about 135-140. It would probably do 160+ as it sits with 300whp pretty easy.



I have a goal to do 190 in the standing mile someday.
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post Jun 25 2020, 06:28 PM
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I think Tony's car, @cracker , is the fastest 914 I have heard of. Chris' car is going to be one for the record books too. I can't imagine what Matty's, @mattylite , Porsche V-8 engined car is going to be like. I hope to be there if he attempts to reach a top speed, on a track of course. Can you imagine Tony and Chris' car on the track together. I know there are quite a few LS motors in 914's but I am really only familiar with those two. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jun 25 2020, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Jun 25 2020, 08:28 PM) *

I think Tony's car, @cracker , is the fastest 914 I have heard of. Chris' car is going to be one for the record books too. I can't imagine what Matty's Porsche V-8 engined car is going to be like. I hope to be there if he attempts to reach a top speed, on a track of course. Can you imagine Tony and Chris' car on the track together. I know there are quite a few LS motors in 914's but I am really only familiar with those two. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

I was thinking Tony's car as well. He did Octeenerfest so it's a street/track car.
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post Jun 25 2020, 06:55 PM
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I'm thinking the Rod Simpson twin turbo red car was the fastest claimed car but that was some 35 years ago (hot rod magazine cover.. 180+ iirc).

Modern day I agree Tony's car is the fastest Ive heard of.
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post Jun 25 2020, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE(horizontally-opposed @ Jun 25 2020, 04:46 PM) *

Silver State Classic cars are probably the fastest 914s I know of. Also the Von K car?

I know a number of them have been well over 150 at Big Willow, and I think this one was over 150 in a corner.

Ron Mistak's center-seat 914 also comes to mind, but that was hardly recognizable as a 914 with its GT1-style body.

Then there are some turbo-V8 cars that have to be good for 170+?

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I think Carl's car did 170 in the 150 average class. 944 Turbo clone nose and a sloped back windshield. Worked for him because he was short. I think the engine was a built 3.0L
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post Jun 25 2020, 07:13 PM
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OK, I'll bite....here's Kermee at Daytona clocking 153 on my GPS...watch the American Flag showing the nice tailwind down from turn 4 to the tri-oval start/finish line...I pointed at the buried 150mph speedo at about 1:06 in the clip....
Pump up the volume & enjoy!
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post Jun 25 2020, 08:09 PM
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My number is not that impressive 102 on the 405 fwy in OC. Would like to push it to the limit but don’t want the replacement $$$$ if she signs off......drive on Paul. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Jun 25 2020, 08:31 PM
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I find Gus was clocked at 145 my the Mexican police on a Baja rallay.
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post Jun 25 2020, 08:42 PM
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I did about 110-115 in my 74 with a 2.0 45 dells, cam and headers. Gets a little hairy at that speed
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post Jun 25 2020, 08:57 PM
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Does anyone know what #40 was able to hit at Le Mans?

I have only had my 914 up to a blistering 35mph around the block a few times before I took it apart. Considering the condition of the brakes at the time, that was about 34 mph too fast.


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post Jun 25 2020, 09:17 PM
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I can't remember the actual speeds, but I remember running out of revs in 4th gear and getting into 5th on the front oval at TWS, racing my IT 914 (slightly modified suspension but stock 2.0). I did build this awesome air dam for the front.


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