Whether on tarmac, gravel or sand: The stiffer engine mounts of the 911 GT3 increase the driving dynamics of the 911 Dakar, especially when driving off-road. Together with the rear-axle steering and Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PCCD), the result is an optimally tuned chassis package that masters even the most difficult rally passages safely and comfortably. The 911 Dakar produces 473 HP, which is transferred to all four wheels by the 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK).
Keep your distance. Not just at the front and the rear — but also underneath. The Dakar is the only 911 that is 1.96 inches (50mm) higher compared to the standard 911 with sports chassis. If space still gets tight under the stainless steel guard while on gravel roads, the 911 Dakar's specially developed lift system can raise the car by a further 1.18 inches (30mm) at the front and rear at speeds of up to 93mph (150km/h). The maximum speed with 3.14 inches (80mm) is 105mph (170km/h).
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.
Ready to hold up to 88 lbs: the equipment accessories available for the 911 Dakar, such as canisters, recovery boards and other luggage, can be securely fastened in the robust aluminum roof basket, featuring a Matte Black powder coating. If the stage lasts into the night, the integrated LED auxiliary headlights light the way through the desert.
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.
In the desert, there are an infinite number of stars in the night sky. The 911 Dakar, on the other hand, is limited to 2,500 units. The aluminum plaque with the limited edition number ensures each car is unique.
The fascination of Dakar – combined with extraordinary craftsmanship. The design of the new 911 Dakar was specially matched to the sporty look of the victorious 1984 953 by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, and signed with the embossed logo on the storage compartment lid.
Exclusive and sporty: pedals and footrest in forged aluminum with partially Black anodized and nanocoated finish. The milled PDK selector lever combines Matte Black and Silver aluminum with Black leather inlays.
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.
You don't drive a rally with four people, but two. For this reason, the rear seats were deliberately removed from the 911 Dakar, saving even more weight on the way to winning a rally stage.
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|
|Power-to-weight ratio||7.5 lb/hp|
|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.|