After Volkswagen revealed their BlueSport concept at the Detroit Auto Show, there were a number of rumors saying that Porsche will also be producing a production version based on the 21st century roadster, as a successor for the classic 914. However the German sports car builder denied those rumors until the bitter end, but apparently the rumors had a hint of truth to them and Porsche is really considering an entry level model priced below the Boxster for their lineup.
So why is the new 914 suddenly back on track? Due to the new Volkswagen-Porsche alliance, the project is now financially feasible because the new platform will be ideal to use as a launch pad for a mid-engine roadster. Expect to see Audi build something using the same platform, like the R4. Volkswagen will still produce the BlueSport clean diesel roadster based on the same chassis.
Under the hood Porsche can choose from the popular 1.4 Liter TSI making 170 HP or possibly even the 125 HP TDI motor. Although we can expect something with a little more oomph from the sportiest member of the VW Group, either way, if Porsche can keep the weight below 2,200 pounds, the new 914 will be a blast no matter what the power plant is in the back.