Upcoming Porsche 911 Dakar underwent over 9,600 km of off-road testing

Updated Nov 11, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Like its namesake, this 911 looks tough. 

The Porsche 911 Dakar is coming, and to make sure that it lives up to its name, the Bavarian sportscar maker has put it through a tough testing program. The said test spans over 9,600 kilometers of off-road testing over snow, sand, and gravel. Suffice to say, they aren’t pulling any punches with this. 

A picture of the Porsche 911 Dakar on snow

The Porsche 911 Dakar on snow

That’s because Porsche wants to get the very best out of the 911 Dakar. The test allows the brand’s engineers to make adjustments to its suspension in particular. And so far, even the two-time world rally champion Walter Röhrl says that he is “absolutely stunned by how well the car performed here on loose surfaces.” 

Porsche specifically reported that it kept under control when tackling the glass-like surface of a frozen lake. It also managed to climb 160-foot sand dunes in 45-degree Celsius weather in the Sahara Desert repeatedly. Likewise, it also performed well at the Chateau de Lastours test track, a scenic place with hard and rocky terrain.  

A picture of the 911 Dakar in the Sahara Desert

Taking on the dunes of the Sahara Desert

But despite its high ground clearance and aggressive all-terrain tires, it still retains roughly the same driving characteristics as a typical Porsche 911 on the road.  

As a nod to the 911 that won the Dakar Rally way back in 1984, the upcoming 911 Dakar might just be capable of running the said rally itself. It is the first-ever two-door Porsche to get off-road specs, and it even gets an all-wheel-drive system.   

But as much as Porsche fans would want to know more about the Porsche 911 Dakar, no technical details were released as of this writing. No exact details were given regarding its engine, and we aren’t sure how its interior is designed.  

A picture of the 911 Dakar at the Chateau de lastours track

This 911 is a certified rally beast

It was confirmed that this jacked-up 911 will be unveiled at the upcoming 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show from November 19 to November 28. So if you want more details about this beast, keep it here on Philkotse

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The Porsche 911, pronounced as nine eleven, is one of the most acclaimed sports cars respected by professional drivers and other car manufacturers worldwide. It is hailed for its stunning design meticulously crafted to provide an astounding performance in every ride. Inside, it is built with the latest safety, convenience, and premium features fit for royalty. Locally, it is offered in the following variants: the Porsche 911 Carrera, the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, the Porsche 911 Carrera S, the Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet, the Porsche 911 Targa 4, the Porsche 911 Targa 4S, the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, the Porsche 911 Turbo S, the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet, the Porsche 911 Cabriolet GTS, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS, the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS, the Porsche 911 Speedster, and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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