New Porsche 911 Dakar is a Rally-spec, Nostalgia-hitting Supercar!

Taking a supercar on a farm ranch, dirt trail, or to sand dunes seems impossible. But Porsche says ‘No More’ with its new 911 Dakar, which also pays homage to the Dakar-winning AWD 911 that won the race in 1984. Therefore, it is safe to say that the Porsche 911 Dakar is a supercar that is apt at hammering enthusiasts with nostalgia and taking badlands as well. The Porsche 911 Dakar is undoubtedly one of the most capable supercars out in the market. In fact, to keep the exclusive factor alive, Porsche will only be making 2,500 units of the 911 Dakar.

The Porsche 911 Dakar looks every bit a 911, but a high-riding one. The suspension is raised to give it a 50 mm increment in ground clearance in comparison to the 911 Carrera, which can further be raised to speeds of up to 170 kmph. This offroad-ready supercar is unveiled in the Rothman livery, if buyers choose the Rallye Design package. To make it look off road-ready, the car gets two hooks, black cladding, and an optional roof rack. The latter comes with auxiliary lights.

Around the rear, the 911 Dakar gets a large wing, which is borrowed from the GT3, and so is the case for the engine mounts. The motor here also comes from GTS. It is a 3.0L twin-turbo flat-six motor and is capable of belting out a peak power output of 480 hp and 580 Nm of max torque. The transmission here is an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic. It channels power to all-four wheels of the car. The 911 Dakar can do a top speed of 240 kmph, while the car can do 0-100 kmph sprint in just 3.4 seconds.

Talking of interior, the Porsche 911 Dakar is a strict two-seater. The rear seats have been removed to fix a roll cage inside the cabin to make the 911 Dakar rally-ready. Interestingly, Porsche has not missed out on the equipment. Also, it rides on a set of AT tyres with deeper grooves and stronger side walls.