2023 Porsche 911 Dakar makes you want more

Porsche boss Oliver Blume said last December that the new 911 Dakar might not be a one-off, but the first of several off-road sports cars. After two days of sliding over gravel surfaces and kicking up huge clouds of sand in the Moroccan desert, all I can say is: Please – please – carry on! … Read more

The Porsche 911 Dakar was to become the 911 Safari

Porsche’s new 911 Dakar, unveiled last November at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, was originally going to be called the 911 Safari, according to those responsible for developing the off-road sports car. In an interview with Edmunds published last week, Thomas Krickelberg, director of the 911 Dakar program, said the car was originally called … Read more

Did you know that a G-Wagon won the Dakar Rally in the 80’s?

40 years ago, racing driver Jacky Ickx and his co-driver, actor Claude Brasseur, won the 1983 Paris-Dakar Rally (toughest rally in the world) with the Mercedes-Benz 280 GE. The project was led by Mercedes Benz France and engineers from the company from Germany helped with the engine and aerodynamics of the car. The race took … Read more

Porsche offers foils for the 911 Dakar inspired by historical rallies

Porsche is offering buyers of the 2023 911 Dakar the opportunity to dress their rugged sports cars in one of a few liveries inspired by designs used on Porsche rally cars competing in events like the East African Safari Rally and the 1970s Dakar Rally 1980s. One of these is the Rallye Design Package, which … Read more

Porsche 911 Dakar can lead to more robust 911

Porsche’s new 911 Dakar was one of the hits at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2022, but the rugged sports car is limited to 2,500 units worldwide, meaning supplies will be tight. However, Porsche could potentially launch sturdier 911s and maybe even make them a permanent part of the 911 lineup, according to … Read more

The two-tone painting of the Porsche 911 Dakar takes 34 hours

The Porsche 911 Dakar pays homage to the automaker’s rallying heritage, right down to the available two-tone paintwork that replicates and draws inspiration from the classic Rothmans livery worn by some 1980’s Dakar Rally cars became. Applying the paint to the car is quite a process. Applying the two-tone paint job takes about 34 hours, … Read more