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  1. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    I’m saw that today and I get it. Glad Porsche gets you. My wife said cool, looks awesome, thane I showed her the $222,000 base price, wait what?! But hey, you have 22,000, just don’t tick to many options boxes and you are one 200k short:)
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    I don't know enough about the suspension geometry of a 911 to ask this question, but why not modify an older 911 with a lift system and larger wheels?
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    Already been done: https://www.drivestraat.com/detail/Custom-Porsche-911_411

    Or for those of us with shallower pockets: https://vgb-essentials.com/collections/all/products/porsche-safari-kit

    However, the Dakar is something entirely different, not just a lifted suspension and knobby tires. The height is adjustable by 30mm from inside the cockpit: 50mm higher than stock at the lowest setting, and 80mm when raised for offroad - up to 170km/h (105mph) - at which point it automatically drops back down to the 50mm setting. The drivetrain is derived from the Carrera 4 GTS, but with added cooling from the Turbo S. Other parts are stolen from the GT3 (carbon hood, roll-cage), plus there a collection of bespoke parts like the underbody stainless steel skidplates, revised front bumper with added protection for the cooling plumbing, and even a factory installed 12v plug on the roof to facilitate wiring a light bar, which can also be integrated into the Porsche designed roofrack seen in the TopGear video.
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    We've decided to thin our stable, so I'm auctioning our 57 Nash Metro and 69 Camaro on Bring a Trailer.
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    I love those Dakar 911s. I’ve actually been considering doing a Dakar style build on my turbocharged 987
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    Nash always brings a car to my face. But we need to downsize too. Going to sell one of our two Alfa spiders
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    Oh No,, Not the Alfies..
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    I've spec'ed out my 911 Dakar (LOL ;))... no added fluff, just a custom color:
    911dakar.jpg

    Saddest part about this model is that it's a pretty safe bet to say that 90% of the 911 Dakars sold will never see anything close to the terrain they could potentially traverse. An unpaved driveway to the chalet will be as "off-road" as they go.
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    Over rated, over priced Volkswagen on steroids. Barely enough clearance to straddle a pebble. Forget the flat-six. Go inline... :D

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    Heh, I've seen that Supra rendering before. Sadly, it will never exist, unless someone Frankensteins a Supra body onto a short wheelbase Jeep chassis (I see the pumpkin from a solid front axle poking out down there).

    About the 911 though, check out the first 3 mins or so of this video:


    I have seen "real" SUVs with 8-10 inches of ground clearance be less effective with one wheel in the air than that Porsche was. They have certainly dialed in some smart torque vectoring as it doesn't even slow down when one corner loses touch with the ground.
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    OK, so your Dakar inspired 911 can go off-road but it has the storage capacity of Tupperware container. I'll take a T4R all day long and still be able to stretch out at night...

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    I like that roof cargo-net... could use one of those.
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    I never did very well at Sebring. The track side hotel, restaurant (and bar) are very nice but the track and I did not get along. Very safe place to crash. If you want to win you are on the edge. Watkins Glen, VIR... loved those tracks.
    After going into the tire wall sideways at turn 5 my support worked most of the night to get the car on the grid for Sundays enduro. Qualified 8th out of 77 cars. V8 little BMW factory cars killed us
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    I have a KTM 890R that rarely gets muddy even though that is its design
    My Class 40 race/sailboat should be ocean racing and I have yet to do one
    And the clock keeps ticking
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    Everyone's free to use their toys as they choose, of course.

    Personally I'm a firm believer in using something as it was intended, in spirit at least, if not to the absolute limits.... but that's just me. :)
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    Our Cayenne GTS has groceries in it every week:) Plus a St. Bernard and it tows the Hobie Cat like a dream. There are so many intentions. But the 911 Dakar must get out in the dirt, I think @Kevin is correct most will go into collection mode. Which I don't mind, they are nice to look at, especially your green custom color!
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    For the Porsche fans around here. Is this Porsche qualifying as an exotic car?

    Porsche Diesel  Junior  - 1959.jpg

    I have one of those in my collection. My grandchildren love to drive it. Honestly me too! Almost as old as me but still going strong.