From the Château de Lastours test track in southern France to the freezing testing grounds in Arjeplog, Sweden to the dunes in Dubai and Morocco, this Porsche 911 has been through all.
To be more precise, it is the Porsche 911 Dakar that has done it all. It has crossed frozen lakes, taken the air, and kicked up sands in temperatures that ran as high as 45 degrees Celsius (sizzling 113 Fahrenheit). Not only has it done it and lived to tell the tale, but it did it extremely well.
All told, it has accumulated over 500,000 kilometers (310,686 miles) running under extreme conditions, including over 10,000 km (6,214 miles) off-road.
Obviously, a regular Porsche won’t be able to take on such rough terrain, let alone a Porsche 911. The Porsche Dakar ain’t an ordinary Porsche 911; it is equipped with an all-wheel-drive and has been lifted to enable it to take on extreme terrains.
The Porsche 911 Dakar is a homage to one of Porsche’s first overall victories in the Paris-Dakar rally in 1984.
The Porsche 911 Dakar made its official debut today at the Los Angeles Auto Show which will run from November 18 to 27.
All images courtesy of Porsche.