As a present-day classic, although challenging to some, low-slung looks
and bright colours make the 1970s 914 period-perfect. Combined with
near-ideal weight distribution and a low centre of gravity, its
mid-engine layout means the 914 can achieve cornering G-forces
comparable to the contemporary 911. The 914 was seen as a car that could
inject a shot of glamour into VW's slightly worthy and dependable range
of air-cooled cars.