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 larger than that of a sports activities suspension-equipped 911 Carrera. The 911 Dakar comes with a suspension elevate system as normal that will increase journey peak on the entrance and rear of the automobile by an extra 30 mm, gifting the 911 Dakar with floor clearance and ramp angles which rival these of typical SUVs, says Porsche.
The elevate system for the 911 Dakar isn’t merely for crawling over notably tough obstacles, however slightly 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 proscribed to 240 km/h as a consequence of its normal 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 strengthened sidewalls, and consists of two carcass plies, making the tyres extremely cut-resistant. Clients also can go for Pirelli P Zero summer season or winter tyres, each additionally with two carcass plies, nevertheless the Scorpion AT tyres supply 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 through an eight-speed PDK dual-clutch computerized gearbox; elsewhere within the 911 vary, that is most akin to the Carrera 4 GTS with the PDK gearbox.
Additional normal tools 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 free, uneven surfaces which deploys rear-biased torque distribution for the AWD system, and Offroad, which robotically prompts the excessive floor clearance place and configures the driveline for optimum traction on tough terrain, together with sand. Each modes characteristic the brand new Rallye Launch Management which optimises acceleration on free surfaces, permitting wheel slippage of as much as 20%.
When it comes to bodywork, the fastened rear spoiler and entrance baggage compartment lid are each manufactured from carbon-fibre strengthened 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 inside the entrance bumper acquire stainless-steel grilles for added safety towards flying rocks and particles when traversing off-road terrain at velocity.
The roof of the 911 Dakar includes a 12-volt energy outlet that powers the sunshine items within the elective roof rack seen in these pictures. This rack has a capability of 42 kg, accommodating off-road requirements resembling shovels, traction boards, gas and water canisters and extra; a roof rack can be optionally out there 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 normal, resembling 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 Package deal that brings a roll-over bar, six-point seat belts and hearth extinguisher. In the meantime for aesthetics, the Rallye Design Package deal 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 client 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. Clients 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 manufactured 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 Package deal 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