Off-Roading Porsche 911 Dakar Debuts [w/video]

Porsche has been screening a superior-riding 911 for months. Illustrations or photos of the mystery product ended up captured throughout the world. This, in turn, fueled speculation as to what it could be. Now the Porsche 911 Dakar made its throughout the world debut.

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Constrained Edition

The Porsche 911 Dakar was presented to the world at the LA Vehicle Display previously right now. Around the world profits will be restricted to 2 500 models. If you have the requisite resources you can get just one in SA, way too. See base of this post for local pricing.

Higher Rider

The Porsche 911 Dakar is, for all intents and uses, a higher-using variation of the Carrrra 4 GTS. The 911 Dakar works by using a twin-turbocharged 3,-litre flat-6 motor that develops 353 kW/570 kW. Porsche’s 8-speed PDK gearbox sends torque to all 4 wheels. Thanks to the start management system it can arrive at 100 km/h from rest in 3,4 seconds. 

The most noticeable change to a normal 911 GTS is the elevated suspension set-up. Porsche claims the 911 Dakar has 50 mm of ground clearance. Nevertheless, this boosts to 80 mm at the touch of a button. Other noteworthy mechanical improvements are the standard fitment of adaptive damping and the energetic rear-wheel-steering procedure as found in a couple other higher performance 911s.

Click listed here to browse our Porsche 911 GTS driving assessment.

Off-Highway Equipment

Pirelli built exclusive Scorpion off-highway rubber for this auto. The Z-rated tyres are intended for all-terrain use but they are fantastic for speeds of up to 240 km/h. The ESC process also has two new modes: Off-Street and Rallye. Off-Road is suitable for rougher terrain and automatically engages the higher journey top placing. Rallye is for loose surfaces and sends a lot more power to the rear wheels for tail-out enjoyable.

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Bespoke Touches

There are a few additional bespoke touches about the Porsche 911 Dakar. These contain the elimination of the rear seats, inclusion of a set of sport buckets for the entrance occupants, a component roll-cage and a boring Racetex material on the facia. For the additional adventurous you can have an optional “Roughroads Porsche” livery, which you can see on our Instagram.

Lightweight panels, these types of as the engine include and entrance lid (which is borrowed from the GT3) are some of the exterior changes. In addition, there are bash plates entrance and rear along with aluminium side sills. Find out more about the 911 Dakar in the movie at the base of this put up.

Porsche 911 Dakar SA Selling price

R 4 190 000

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