The all-new Porsche 911 Dakar; exclusive to just 2,500 units, evokes the first overall victory by Porsche in the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally, which was simultaneously the birth of all-wheel drive in the Porsche 911.
The first striking detail of the Porsche 911 Dakar is its ground clearance, which is 50 millimetres higher than that of a 911 Carrera with sports suspension. And the standard lift system can raise the front and rear ends an additional 30 millimetres. The ‘high-level’ setting is available for ambitious off-road adventures at speeds of up to 170 km/h. Above that speed, the car automatically lowers back down to its normal level. Complementing the car’s sporty off-road attributes are specially developed Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus tyres and its three-litre biturbo six-cylinder engine with 480 PS. The new sports car sprints to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds; due to the all-terrain tyres, the top speed is limited to 240 km/h.
As standard, the engine comes with an eight-speed PDK and Porsche all-wheel drive. The standard equipment also includes rear-axle steering, the engine mounts from the 911 GT3, and PDCC anti-roll stabilisation. Maximum off-road performance is also ensured by two new driving modes. Rallye mode is ideal for loose, uneven surfaces and features rear-focused all-wheel drive and Offroad mode where the high clearance is activated automatically. This mode is designed for maximum traction on difficult terrain and on sand. Both of the new driving modes also feature the new Rallye Launch Control, which enables impressive acceleration on loose surfaces and allows wheel slippage of around 20 per cent.
Additional characteristic features of the 911 Dakar include the newly developed, fixed lightweight rear spoiler and CFRP front luggage compartment lid with striking air outlets taken from the 911 GT3. There are also standard off-road details such as the red aluminium towing lugs at the front and back, the widened wheel wells and sills and the stainless steel protective elements on the front, rear and side sills. The side air intakes on the redesigned front end are also protected against flying rocks by stainless steel grilles. The roof of the Porsche 911 Dakar features a visible 12-volt power outlet for the headlights of the optional roof rack. A roof tent is also available for the 911 Dakar.
In the interior, the 911 Dakar underscores its sporting ambitions with standard full bucket seats and the omission of the rear seats. Lightweight glass and a lightweight battery reduce its weight further, enabling the Porsche 911 Dakar to weigh in at just 1,605 kg – a mere 10 kg heavier than the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with PDK. A defining feature of the Dakar interior is the standard Race-Tex surfaces with decorative stitching in Shade Green, which is also exclusively available as a metallic exterior finish for the 911 Dakar. The Rallye Sport Package with roll-over bar, six-point seat belts and a fire extinguisher is optional.
At the heart of the optional Rallye Design Package from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur is a two-tone paint finish in White/Gentian Blue Metallic. On the side of the vehicle, the customer can choose an individual race number between 0 and 999. In addition to the rally stripes in red and gold, the 911 Dakar with Rallye Design Package also bears the "Roughroads" lettering on the doors. The white-painted rims and the red taillight strip, in contrast to the standard vehicle, round off the distinctive appearance.
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