RR of the Day: LS6-powered Porsche 914

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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