Porsche produced the 912 between 1965 and 1969 as their entry-level model. It is known as the transition between the 356 and the future 911, compared to which it had fewer amenities, less power, and weighed about 250 lbs less. The 912 was offered in both coupe and targa version, and during its life time Porsche produced 34,959 units.
As it replaced the 356, inevitable the 912 carried over the 356-based flat four-cylinder engine slightly detuned to 102 hp (SAE) at 5,800 rpm and 91 pound-feet of peak torque at 3,500 rpm. The engine was mounted in the rear and powered the rear transaxle. It was mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The 912 could make the 0 to 60 mph in 11,5-12 seconds, and the top speed was announced at 116 mph, however, Road & Track magazine managed a top speed of 119 mph.