Introducing the Porsche 911 Dakar – a jacked-up, rally raid version of the world’s most famous sports car, named after the world’s most gruelling off-road race. The idea of an off-road sports/supercar is nothing new of course, there have been various attempts over the years but this new offering from Porsche takes the cake. Able to tackle deserts, sand dunes, brutal roads and everything in between, at just $491,000 the Dakar could be the perfect ride for your next camp trip to Big 4 🙂
The Rallye Design Package pays homage to the 1984 Paris-Dakar triumph
The Rallye Design Package is available as an option. It establishes a direct visual link to the Porsche team that won the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1984. The cars featured two-tone paintwork in blue and white, and had red and gold decorative stripes as decals. The new Rallye Design Package is painted with a two-tone White/Gentian Blue Metallic finish and features the “Roughroads” logo. The word evokes memories of days gone by, while also embodying the idea of the 911 Dakar: this is a car for rough roads. Porsche has registered the designation as a trademark.
The 911 Dakar with Rally Design Package is the first series-produced combination of dual-colour paint and adhesive film. New painting technology was developed and new work procedures established for the purpose. The manual masking and painting processes were also integrated into the series production process for vehicle painting. The large-scale film wrap is applied by hand by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.
In the Rallye Design Package, the rear spoiler and Dakar wheels are White. In the interior, the contrasting colour is Shark Blue instead of Shade Green. The safety belts also feature Shark Blue, as does the embroidered 911 logo in the headrests. Race-Tex material is also used generously in the Rallye Design Package, being additionally featured in the roof lining, on the dashboard, the sun visors and the floor mats.