Limited-edition Porsche 911 Dakar showcased at LA Auto Show

Limited-edition Porsche 911 Dakar showcased at LA Auto Show

KUALA LUMPUR: At the ongoing 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche showcased the limited edition 911 Dakar variant. The 2,500-unit limited model honors 911’s first overall victory at the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally where an all-wheel-drive 911 appeared on the ground for the first time.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • To how many units is the 911 Dakar limited?

    The 911 Dakar is limited to 2,500-units and honors 911’s first overall victory at the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally where an all-wheel-drive 911 appeared on the ground for the first time.
  • What engine powers the 911 Dakar?

    Powering the 911 Dakar is the potent 3.0-litre six-cylinder, twin-turbo, horizontally opposed engine generating a maximum power output of 480 PS along with a peak torque of 570 Nm.
  • Porsche 911 Dakar - Key details

    Porsche 911 Dakar - Key details

    Price

    Limited to the UK market, the Porsche 911 Dakar is currently open for booking. The base model retails for £173,000 (RM 932,932). With the additional Rallye Design Package, the model would cost an extra £18,434 (RM 99,388).

    Porsche 911 Dakar - performance

    Engine

    Powering the 911 Dakar is the potent 3.0-litre six-cylinder, twin-turbo, horizontally opposed engine generating a maximum power output of 480 PS along with a peak torque of 570 Nm.

    The drive is sent to the wheels via an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.

    Porsche 911 Dakar - Design

    Design

    The 911 Dakar design language in several areas reminds one of the 1984 Porsche 911. For instance, the ‘953’ numeric graphic on the door, generous ground clearance (+50mm than the 911 Carrera), increased ride height at front & rear (by 30mm), and taller ride height position.

    Porsche 911 Dakar - tyres

    The car rides on all-terrain tyres, Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus units with 9 mm deep tread and reinforced sidewalls, and two carcass plies which makes them highly cut-resistant.

    The limited-edition model also features - carbon-fibre reinforced plastic made fixed rear spoiler, and luggage compartment lid, widened wheel wells & sills, side air intakes with stainless steel grilles.

    The 911 Dakar’s roof packs a 12-volt power outlet that powers the optional roof rack’s lighting units.

    Porsche 911 Dakar - Cabin

    Cabin

    The interior is as impressive as the exterior and it packs several comforting features like -

    • Fixed front bucket seats
    • Lightweight glass & battery
    • Optional Rallye Sport Package (with six-point belts, roll-over bar, and fire extinguisher)
    • Rallye Design Package (uses white & Gentian Blue Metallic with decorative foiling)

    Porsche 911 Dakar - features

    Further, the customers can pick a racing car number, from 0 to 999, for the door. Impressive?

    Let us know your favorite thing about the Porsche 911 Dakar in the comments.

    Also Read: Porsche honours the 1952 356 S Cabriolet with a special model

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