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Porsche 911 Dakar could lead to more rugged 911s


New Porsche 911 Dakar is one of the highlights of the Los Angeles auto show in November 2022, but this rugged sports car will be limited to just 2,500 units worldwide, meaning supplies will be tight.

However, Porsche is likely to launch more rugged 911s and may even make them a permanent part of the 911 lineup, according to brand director, Oliver Blume.

In an interview with CAR Announced on Monday, Blume said the 911s could certainly form a new line-up in the 911 portfolio, similar to the GT line of race-focused models and a similar line of classic cars. Recent deals include car models like Latest Classic Sports and Design heritage Targa 4S.

“Why not the third pillar, next to the sport and heritage GT models? Why not off-road anymore?” Blume said.

Porsche 911 Dakar 2023

Porsche 911 Dakar 2023

He did not confirm such a range, and instead said that Porsche would first look at the Dakar’s performance in the market.

According to Blume, a 911 with more capabilities will satisfy the needs of buyers in some of Porsche’s newer markets, as well as those of younger buyers. This need may be the cause of the recent Lamborghini Launch of the Huracan Sterrato and Ferrari follows GTC4 Lusso vs New Purosangue SUV.

For the 911 Dakar, Porsche has added modifications such as lifting the suspension 2.0 inches over the base 911 Carrera, plus a hydraulic lift system that can raise the travel height by 1.2 inches. A fixed rear wing, flared wheel arches and off-road tires complete the look of a race car, while 473 hp is provided by the twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six from 911 Carrera 4 GTS.

In the same interview with CAR, Blume said Porsche is considering more classic 911 models, including models that pay tribute to classic 911s from the 1970s and 1980s. We saw a GT3 RS. modern honoring the original Carrera RS 2.7 since 1973, and the automaker is also developing a modern 911 that will likely honor the track car S / T since 1971.

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