Porsche made sports car history by launching its first publicly available rally car, the $223,450 911 Dakar. After extensive testing, Porsche has settled on a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder boxer engine with 473 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque and an 8-speed PDK. The all-new Dakar is true to rally form, an 80-mm suspension lifts the car, along with an optional roof rack and model-specific Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires.
Watch Chris Harris test the all-terrain Porsche 911 Dakar around Kent’s Lydden Hill Circuit, as he puts the car’s capabilities to the test on both tarmac and gravel. With a price tag of £173,000 (excluding options) and £196,000 for the model tested, is this the ultimate 911 variant? Would you want to get behind the wheel?