Just a few years into the life of the 911, Porsche was already looking ahead. In their minds, to have a sports car that would remain cutting edge into the foreseeable future, it should be mid-engined. VW had the same thing on their minds—Porsche wanted to replace the entry level 912, and VW wanted to replace their top of the line Karmann Ghia. They agreed to join forces on a new machine, a mid-engined roadster carrying the VW-Porsche name.
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