• Oct 25th 2006 at 1:31PM
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Well, unfortunately we quickly ran out of useable Camaro submissions to continue our theme this week, so we were forced to dig into the Autoblog Flickr pool and find something else suitable to show off today. We think we did a good job with this LS6-powered Porsche 914. Taking a tiny car and stuffing a modern-day small-block V8 producing 500+ horsepower into its engine bay is a recipe for mechanical mayhem. This 914, submitted by Flickr member wotan2525 on behalf of his friend, is the result of a seven-year long project with most of the work being performed by its owner save for the paint and some engine work. Aside from the Chevy-sourced V8, many of the parts on the 914 come from other Porsches, particularly the brakes, suspension, LSD and gearing that have been lifted from a 930. Those 18-inch wheels stuffed beneath the low bodywork were donated by a type-993 911 Carrera. The owner reportedly uses it primarily for autocrossing, though it has been clocked doing the quarter mile in 11.44 seconds on street tires and could theoretically reach 200 mph if opened up. Plenty more pictures of LS6-powered 914 can be found after the jump.

We're still willing to continue our Camaro theme this week if more submissions come pouring in, but if not we have no problem dipping deeper into the pool to find something special for you. Follow the jump to find out how to submit your vehicle for our RR of the Day feature.


Modification list:
  • 2004 LS6 V-8 (was an LS1 starting in 2000)
  • 930 box LSD & tall 32:20 5th gear
  • 930 turbo front suspension
  • 930 turbo rear brakes (including emergency brakes)
  • Full 8-point cage
  • Custom interior door panels
  • 1 style 5 guage leather dash
  • 993 TT wheels & Pilot sports (18"x8" & 18"x10")
  • Modified Sheridan body work with 996 intakes for ram air
  • Sparco Roadster carbon fiber seats
  • Schroth 6 pt. harnesses
  • Tunnel through hood (GT40 style)
  • Many more trick items

How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      I own and built this car. I appreciate all the comments...good or bad. I've had alot of fun building and driving it on the street and track. It's still a work in progress and needs a few interior bits and carpet. It also needs a bigger set of headers to reach it's HP potential. One of the biggest kicks I get is from racing sport bikes. The look in their eyes is priceless after they see what this thing can do. My turbo Hyabusa friend keeps me honest though.

      • 8 Years Ago
      This car is a testament to the owner's vision, perseverance and positive attitude in the face of naysayers. This is HIS creation when he was told it could not be done. Owner created exhaust, intake solution, engine cradle, suspension mounting, cooling system and a trick shifter mechanism and linkage that would make Porsche engineers blush. It's a wonderfully crafted, fully functional, sleeper mobile that will drive around and over just about any street car it faces. This one is taken to the track also where it eats turbo 350Z's and cars with pedigrees longer than your arm.

      Nice job!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #8, some people are more concerned with going fast than looking pretty. The 914 is incredibly light, and with this kind of power it will drive circles around fancier (but heavier!) Porsches.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Irony of all ironies, I just noticed the late model Camaro SS in the garage in the rear end shot. Heh!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #17 - Thanks for the explination, John, that make sense. I'm a Camaro nut, so I was bummed to see taht you had run out. I was really hoping you'd get a nice gen. 2 in there, but looks like it's not to be.

      So, what's next week? Maybe Thunderbirds? The 60's? Customs? (Hint, hint) He he.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'd vote for this one because I am a 914 nut, but that is not a 914. Hopefully there are other readers with good 914, maybe a 914/6-GT. Or that 916 that was for sale a fe wmonths ago.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice to see a Porsche represented (even though the 914 is probably the ugliest porsche ever made :p

      Too bad it likely has that unattractive fishingboat-like V8 gurgle.

      Flat plane V8's sound soo much better than the cross plane ones.
        • 6 Years Ago
        American V-8 Power. The Best in All of The Land...Try Some Serious Detroit Iron (or in this case Aluminium) an You'll Never go Back...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Sounds like a lot of you guys have no idea how well this car runs, well if you see around the streets give it your best shot. Ever ride on a cannon ball as it exits the barrel, well that's what it feels like! Gets me vote for sure.
      • 8 Years Ago
      any project car that features as much mod work as this is worthy in my book...
      (making that RX-7 with a V8 swap that autoblog posted on a while back a cool car to me also)...

      [climbs onto soapbox]why was it limited to just camaro's? last week it was WRX/EVO. It coulda/shoulda been camaro/mustang week... there are mustangs out there that areworthy, in fact, one was featured already! [climbs back off of soapbox]

      • 8 Years Ago
      What gives? I see 3 other Camaros in the pool that *appear* to be old enough to make it today. One (the tacky yellow & green thing) had no description, but why did the other 2 get passed up?
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you can't be 1337, you can still be 7137. Though with that much power I suspect it gets 10053 pretty easilly.
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