2023 Porsche 911 Dakar is a dream-come-true for off-roading enthusiasts
Porsche has taken the wraps off a unique, limited-edition 911 Dakar model at the ongoing 2022 Los Angeles auto show. The off-road-biased supercar will be limited to just 2,500 units worldwide and carries a starting price of $223,450 (approximately Rs. 1.82 crore) It is based on the 911 Carrera but features a special 50mm lift kit along with a regular sports suspension option.
Why does this story matter?
- Porsche has a rich history of off-road racing, which includes multiple victories in the Dakar rally.
- To commemorate its success at the 1984 Paris-Dakar rally and the birth of the all-wheel-drive Porsche 911, the German supercar marque has launched a special edition 911 Dakar model for a limited run.
- The coupe gets multiple mechanical tweaks and is offered with an optional Rallye Design Package.
The supercar flaunts a roof rack and all-terrain tires
The 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar retains the overall silhouette from the standard model and flaunts oval-shaped projector LED headlights, a muscular bonnet with air vents, a sloping roofline, and a wide air dam. On the sides, it is flanked by a roof rack, ORVMs, flared wheel arches, and blacked-out designer wheels with specially-developed all-terrain tires. Connected LED taillamps and a spoiler grace the rear.
It is backed by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged engine
The 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar is powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, flat-six petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 473.4hp and a peak torque of 570Nm. The mill is mated to an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox, along with an all-wheel-drive system.
The coupe features all-black leather upholstery and racing-type bucket seats
On the inside, the 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar has a sporty two-seater cabin with a minimalist dashboard, all-black leather upholstery, racing-type bucket seats, dual-zone climate control, an optional roll-over bar, and multifunctional steering wheel with paddle shifters and mode-selector knob. The coupe packs a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment panel. Passengers' safety is ensured by multiple airbags and six-point seat belts.
2023 Porsche 911 Dakar: Pricing
In the US market, the 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar will set you back by $223,450 (approximately Rs. 1.82 crore), excluding the optional Rallye Design Package. The supercar is limited to just 2,500 units and can be booked only through the brand's dealerships.