The Dakar Rallye was never a game in a sandbox. Right from the start, it was one of the greatest adventures in the world and a challenging test of endurance. With the toughest drivers, the toughest vehicles and a legendary winner in 1984: the 911 Carrera 3.2 4x4 Paris-Dakar (953).
The new Porsche 911 Dakar is a worthy successor. With the Rallye Design Package, it pays homage to the original and brings history to life.
Performance, robust technology and endurance are what count in rallying. Only then do you really have a chance of being the first to reach the finish line. The new 911 Dakar is a sports car that is just as suitable for off-road driving as it is for on-road performance.
The Sport Chrono Package for the 911 Dakar includes two additional performance setups: Rallye mode for gravel roads, muddy tracks and wet grass; and Offroad mode for tackling sand dunes and rocky passages. The Rallye Launch Control is also on hand to ensure a great rally stage start on loose ground.
Every gram counts on sandy terrain. That's why the front trunk lid of the 911 Dakar, like that of the 911 GT3, is made of particularly lightweight carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) with integrated air vents.
A carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) fixed rear spoiler, which was developed for optimal aerodynamics, provides the necessary downforce on fast sections.
A nod to the historic original: The two-tone paint finish in White/Gentian Blue Metallic, decorative stripes in Gold/Red and 19/20-inch wheels painted in White with all-terrain tires pay homage to the legendary 1984 Porsche 953. The starting number can be chosen individually.
The foldable roof tent for two people is mounted on the vehicle's roof transport system and can be set up in just a few simple steps – the best conditions for achieving the top podium position. When driving, the tent, mattress and ladder are stowed in the hardshell case.
Indispensable during every stage: the painted 2.2 gallon gas can and the 3.2 gallon plastic jug for drinking water with "PORSCHE" logo. Both containers are fixed onto the roof basket with special, easy-to-open container holders so that no time is lost when refueling.
In the 911 Dakar, the driver is greeted by the GT Sport Steering Wheel, which is covered with non-slip Race-Tex. Other specifications: a center top marking in Shade Green, PDK shift paddles and a mode switch for selecting driving modes. Further highlights are the interior trim in Shade Green on the dashboard and Black on the doors and center console with inlays in Black Brushed Aluminum, and the limited edition plaque on the dashboard.
Built for wild dune drifts: The full shell is made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and offers particularly good lateral support while being lightweight. The bolsters are covered in Black leather and the seat centers in perforated Race-Tex with a Shade Green background. The deviated stitching and the embroidered "911" logo are also in Shade Green.
When driving off-road, you have to always keep an eye on your surroundings – and even more so on the ground. Gravel? Branches? Mud? At low driving speeds, the terrain camera shows everything on the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) display, so the 911 Dakar can also be parked a little further away if necessary.
Essential for soft ground such as sand and mud: The robust plastic boards in Grey with "PORSCHE" logo help with recovering the vehicle if it gets stuck, and can be transported in the roof basket.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Max. power||473 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||6,500 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||7,500 rpm|
|Max. torque||420 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm||2,300 - 5,000 rpm|
|Max. power per liter||157.0 hp/l|
|Top track speed (with summer tires)||149 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.2 s|
|1/4 mile with Sport Chrono Package||11.6 s|
|Approach / departure angle (steel suspension)||14.2 - 16.4 °|
|Ramp break-over angle (steel suspension)||16.2 °|
|Max. ground clearance (steel suspension)||6.3 in|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||73.4 in|
|Turning circle diameter||35.1 ft|
|Curb weight||3,552 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||4,321 lb|
|Maximum load||769 lb|
|Front luggage compartment volume||4.6 ft³|
|Fuel tank||17.6 gal|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/ unlimited miles|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|