Tuesday, April 3, 2012

One Green Lap Reviews A Green Porsche 914

Continuing our green car theme, here is a perfect example of a fantastic green car complete with its miniature replica:

It's a 1974 Porsche 914, 1971cc, 4 cylinder. 94 HP at the crank. 0-60 in 10.5 seconds. 2,140 lbs with all fluids. Top speed is 115 mph. It was getting 27 mpg 40 years ago, which by today's standards is about 60 mpg!

The car pictured here is owned by Mark and Sigrid Schnoerr who have put to shame many cars with 3 times the 914's power at autocross events and tighter tracks. It's such a cool car, it prompted designer Jake Wile to make a key-size replica of it complete will decals that exactly match the real car.

Imagine an exact replica of your custom car 
that you could wear on a key chain!

This car is shorter than 2 inches in length.

Nine14's front shot...

And rear shot...

Actual size of all the decals 
that went into making the key-size replica

The 914 was truly ahead of its time in the early 70s and it has aged incredibly well. Watch your 911's mirrors for the green 914 riding on your bumper at the track. Everyone here at OneGreenLap is rooting for the green car!


  1. So, if Fuel was $.40 per gallon in 1974, and it's $4.00 per gallon today, then, using liberal think, the 1974 27 MPG is like getting 270 MPG today. Adjusted for inflation, still over 100 MPG. Who needs a boring Prius?

  2. wouldn't that also mean that i could trade a corolla with 150,000 miles on it for a 1960s porsche? Cuz I'm game!

  3. Too funny that at 27 mpg highway rating, the 1974 Porsche 914 gets better mileage than the 2012 Porsche Boxster S rated at 26 mpg. Furthermore, if we are running out of gas (I really have no factual data confirming one or the other), why is gas 10 times cheaper today?

  4. So, if Fuel was $.07 per gallon in 1910 and it's $4.oo per gallon today, and my great, great grandfather's 1908 Ford Model T got 25 mpg, I would still be getting 25 mpg when I took it out of storage and drove to the gas station to fill it up. By the way as I write this, I am listening to the beautiful sound of an Audi R8 rumble pass the house, probably going to that same gas station. dd

  5. That is a really cool car owned by really cool people!