Porsche will at last take the wraps off the long awaited 911 Dakar. A hardcore off-road edition of its flagship coupe, at the Los Angeles motor show on November 16, 2022. As a tribute for Porsche’s victory in the 1984 Paris-Dakar rally, this otherworldly successor to the 911 Safari was traveled 5,00,000km (approximately 3,10,750 miles) over an assortment of landscape – from snow and sand to ice and rock – as a feature of its test program.
While Porsche hasn’t affirmed full drivetrain or change specs yet, it is normal to have the equivalent exceptionally versatile 443hp level six that is on the 911 Carrera 4S. Considering that the brand as of late sent two specially modified 911s up Ojos del Salado in Chile – the world’s highest volcano- with that engine.
The main confirmed change for the 911 Dakar over the standard vehicle is an ABS system that has been streamlined for work on loose surfaces, and that’s what a raised ride level, we guess, will be similar to the volcano-climbing cars.
As a feature of the test program, the 911 Dakar was taken to the Château de Lastours test track in southern France, a natural demonstrating ground for Dakar rally vehicles. Being know all about the 911 as of now, Porsche works driver Romain Dumas said: “I knew what a 911 could do out and about, yet I was totally staggered by how well the vehicle performed here on the loose.”
The car’s conduct on other free surfaces, like sand, was tested in Dubai and Morocco, where it was over and over driven up steep hills in 45deg C heat and delivered a “commanding performance”, as per Frank Moser, the VP of the 911 and 718 model lines.
Two time World Rally Champion Walter Röhrl commended the 911 Dakar for working “so preciously and smoothly” after he drove it on Swedish frozen lakes. He said: “No Porsche client will believe everything you can do with this car before they’ve driven it themselves.”
Full specialized particulars – as well as details of the 911 Dakar’s accessibility and pricing – will be uncovered one week from now by Porsche at the Los Angeles Auto Show.