Something strange is happening in the world of supercars – they decided to leave the flat asphalt! There is the story of Mega, there is the story of Porsche 959, recently the story of Lamborghini appeared – and now the “Germans” decided to write this one part of the story about universal supercar-off-road vehicles.
For this, they took the legendary Porsche 911 coupe with a 6-cylinder 480-horsepower engine, all-wheel drive and PDK transmission. Further, the Porsche 911 Dakar has increased ground clearance by 50 mm (and another +30 mm for extreme conditions). Then added a signature color in the style of the classic Porsche 911 (953) and the 1984 Paris-Dakar rally race.
But the Porsche company would not be itself if it did not carefully work out every detail. For example, special Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus tires were prepared for the Porsche 911 Dakar, and an open trunk with additional LED lighting was placed on the roof.
In the interior of the Porsche 911 Dakar, there is a sports seat with a rigid frame, and the steering wheel is decorated with a blue “zero” mark. Finally, two special driving modes and rally Launch Control have been added: the latter allows you to start with 20% wheel slip – this can be useful for acceleration on sand and gravel roads. Moreover, the acceleration is impressive: up to a hundreds km/h in just 3.4 seconds! And further – up to 240 km/h, which are limited by the capabilities of the tires.
The perfect supercar for any road? And surely a collector’s item in the future? The Porsche company also thinks so – and that is why it has set the appropriate price for the Porsche 911 Dakar model: from 222,000 euros.