Porsche 911 Dakar unveiled – off-road succesful coupé primarily based on Carrera 4 GTS, restricted run of two,500 items

Porsche 911 Dakar unveiled – off-road succesful coupé primarily based on Carrera 4 GTS, restricted run of two,500 items

Porsche has unveiled the 911 Dakar on the Los Angeles Auto Present, a limited-edition variant capped at 2,500 items that celebrates the sports activities automobile producer’s first general victory on the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally that additionally marked the primary utility of all-wheel-drive within the 911. The ‘953’ on the doorways of the instance proven right here is definitely the designation given to that closely modified 1984 Porsche 911.
Key to its cross-country rally design transient is its extra beneficiant floor clearance, which is 50 mm better than that of a sports activities suspension-equipped 911 Carrera. The 911 Dakar comes with a suspension elevate system as commonplace that will increase journey peak on the entrance and rear of the automobile by an additional 30 mm, gifting the 911 Dakar with floor clearance and ramp angles which rival these of standard SUVs, says Porsche.
The elevate system for the 911 Dakar isn’t merely for crawling over significantly troublesome obstacles, however fairly it’s an integral a part of the automobile’s all-terrain succesful chassis; the taller journey peak place can be utilized for ‘formidable off-road adventures’ at speeds of as much as 170 km/h, it says.

By the way, its outright high velocity is restricted to 240 km/h on account of its commonplace all-terrain tyres, that are Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus items measuring 245/45ZR19 in entrance and 295/40ZR20 on the rear. These characteristic 9 mm-deep tread and bolstered sidewalls, and consists of two carcass plies, making the tyres extremely cut-resistant. Prospects can even go for Pirelli P Zero summer time or winter tyres, each additionally with two carcass plies, nonetheless the Scorpion AT tyres provide sports activities automobile dynamics to start with, Porsche says.
Powertrain for the 911 Dakar is the marque’s 3.0 litre twin-turbo, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine producing 480 PS and 570 Nm of torque in peak outputs, transmitted to all 4 wheels by way of an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automated gearbox; elsewhere within the 911 vary, that is most akin to the Carrera 4 GTS with the PDK gearbox.
Additional commonplace gear on the 911 Dakar embody rear-wheel steering, engine mounts from the 911 GT3, PDCC anti-roll stabilisation and extra.

Distinctive to the 911 Dakar are two new driving modes; Rallye for unfastened, uneven surfaces which deploys rear-biased torque distribution for the AWD system, and Offroad, which mechanically prompts the excessive floor clearance place and configures the driveline for optimum traction on troublesome terrain, together with sand. Each modes characteristic the brand new Rallye Launch Management which optimises acceleration on unfastened surfaces, permitting wheel slippage of as much as 20%.
By way of bodywork, the fastened rear spoiler and entrance baggage compartment lid are each fabricated from carbon-fibre bolstered plastic, the latter taken from the GT3 with its twin air vents. Wheel wells and sills space widened on the 911 Dakar, whereas the aspect air intakes throughout the entrance bumper achieve stainless-steel grilles for added safety towards flying rocks and particles when traversing off-road terrain at velocity.
The roof of the 911 Dakar incorporates a 12-volt energy outlet that powers the sunshine items within the optionally available roof rack seen in these photographs. This rack has a capability of 42 kg, accommodating off-road requirements similar to shovels, traction boards, gas and water canisters and extra; a roof rack can be optionally accessible for the 911 Dakar.

Inside, the rear seats have been omitted from the 911 Dakar, and the 2 occupants sit in fastened bucket seats as commonplace, similar to these within the GT3 RS and GT2 RS. Becoming a member of these weight discount measures are light-weight glass and a light-weight battery, enabling the 911 Dakar to tip the scales at 1,605 kg, or 10 kg extra that the 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK that it has tailored its drivetrain from.
Additional choices embody the Rallye Sport Bundle that brings a roll-over bar, six-point seat belts and fireplace extinguisher. In the meantime for aesthetics, the Rallye Design Bundle brings the styling as seen on the blue-and-white automobile right here, utilizing a two-tone scheme of white and Gentian Blue Metallic that’s paired with the ornamental foiling. The shopper can select a racing quantity for the doorways, starting from 0 to 999.
Rounding up the characteristic set for this special-run Porsche 911 is a alternative of not one, however two Porsche Design particular version watches unique to patrons of the 911 Dakar. Prospects could select from both the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar or the Chronograph 1 ? 911 Dakar Rallye Design Version, and every makes use of a case fabricated from scratch-resistant titanium carbide.
In the UK, the Porsche 911 Dakar is open for ordering at £173,000 (RM932,932) for the bottom automobile, whereas the Rallye Design Bundle begins from £18,434 (RM99,388). Buyer deliveries for this market are due within the northern hemisphere spring of 2023.

Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar

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