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Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI 1974 - World Of Classic Cars -

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI 1974

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI (mechanical fuel injection), was aimed at world-wide markets apart from the United States, where the Carrera 2.7 was restricted to the 2.7 K-Jetronic engine to sit more easily with Porsche America's marketing strategy. So the rest of us were able to benefit from a new model utilising the same brilliant power-plant as the now iconic 1973 Carrera RS, making them mechanically identical, but with a few concessions towards civility and day to day use. In its introductory year of 1974, the Carrera 2.7 MFI came fitted with a 'duck-tail' spoiler and the new G-Series chassis was 'beefed-up' to appease ever stricter US crash worthiness requirements. The floor-pans were strengthened, lighting was improved and larger bumpers incorporated. Importantly though, the Carrera 2.7 MFI is capable of the same performance, and engenders the same feel and driving enjoyment as the RS and its dramatic styling cues including the 'duck-tail' and wide rear wings pay homage to its more focussed sibling.
Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI 1974

With an impressive 210 bhp, 2,687 cc Type 911/83 air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, 0-60 mph was achieved in just over 5 seconds and the car was geared for 150 mph through the 5-speed manual transmission. The suspension was fully independent with torsion bars, McPherson struts and anti-roll bars. The total weight was just over 1,075 kilograms, which made the 2.7 MFI a very fast car in its day and in fact, it was the fastest production 911 until the late 1980s.
In total, 1,647 MFI Carrera Coupés were built for Europe / non-US markets during this three-year run, along with 631 Targas, with total production figures not vastly outnumbering that of the original 1973 Carrera RS.