TIt focused on off-road. 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar It will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.
After years of rumors and spy photos, Porsche has confirmed that the first production 911 of the rally-ready series will be unveiled on November 17 at 2:00pm AEDT.
Previously expected to wear the Safari nameplate, it officially carried the ‘Dakar’ suffix in reference to the brand’s victories in the 1984 and 1986 Paris-Dakar rallies in a specially-built, all-wheel-drive 911. will
Of course, all-wheel drive will be standard fit on the latest 992-series 911 Dakar, with raised suspension, all-terrain tires, a recalibrated ABS system and unique styling, such as SUV-like plastic wheel cladding.
Porsche says it has tested more than 500,000 kilometers, including “more than 10,000 kilometers off-road” in the UAE and Morocco.
It follows spy photos from late 2021, with Porsche testing the 911’s Dakar capabilities in Dubai’s 50-metre-tall sand dunes, by moving on to ice and snow on Sweden’s frozen lakes earlier this year. First.
In addition, the car was tested at the Chateau de Lastours test track in southern France to determine its “handling on typical rally courses and [to] Fix the suspension”.
“I knew what the 911 could do on the road, but I was absolutely stunned by how well the car performed here on the loose,” said Porsche Works driver Romain Dumas.
To ensure the typical handling characteristics of the Porsche 911, it was also tested on road surfaces including the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
“I never imagined that a vehicle with such ground clearance and all-terrain tires would still feel like a Porsche 911 on asphalt,” said Jörg Bergmeister, Porsche brand ambassador.
gave 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar The iconic sports car will then be given a facelift in the coming months, with a step towards electrification expected to get a hybrid variant (code 994).
It will continue to be powered by an internal combustion engine until 2030, when the all-electric, 998-gen car is expected to debut, possibly powered by Volkswagen Group’s upcoming SSP platform.
On the subject of jacked-up vehicles from the Volkswagen Group, fellow brand Lamborghini will reveal the Huracan Sterrato in December as a rally-focused model and the Italian brand’s last Pure-ICE vehicle, with a naturally aspirated V10. There will be power. – Wheel drive.