The $223,450 Off-Road Porsche 911 Dakar

The 911 Dakar’s engineers raided the 911 parts bin, transplanting the 473hp twin-turbo flat-six from the Carrera GTS, installing the GT3’s carbon-fiber hood, the Carrera S brakes, and the cooling system from the Turbo S.

By Justin Cornelison | November 17, 2022
Porsche 911 Dakar to be Officially Unveiled During LA Auto Show!

After 6,000 miles of true off-road testing complete, along with a total of 300,000 miles of “extreme conditions”, Porsche is ready to debut the 911 Dakar next week on November 16th.

By Justin Cornelison | November 10, 2022
Ten of the Most Grueling Rally Events Ever Held

For well over a century, car racing has been a way to push both men and machines to their absolute limits. In the early days of motorsports merely finishing an event was considered an astonishing feat, but competitors began to look for new ways to challenge themselves as cars got faster and more reliable.

By Ronan Glon | September 12, 2014
Ten of the Greatest Uses of NACA Ducts in Automotive History

The NACA duct was designed in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, a federal agency that laid the groundwork for NASA as we know it today. NACA engineers initially designed the duct as a way to feed air into an airplane engine without adding an excessive amount of drag, but it was seldom used because it provided a very limited amount of airflow.

By Ronan Glon | June 27, 2014
Ford Enters Two Ranger Trucks In Dakar 2014

Ford has announced it will compete in the 2014 Dakar rally with two purpose-built Ford Ranger trucks.

By John Beltz Snyder | July 30, 2013
Rumors: Industry Report—End Of The Road For Mini And Prodrive

Both Mini and Prodrive are no strangers to victory on the rally stages of the world. However, a recent report from Autoweek indicates that the two companies won’t be running races together any longer.

By Doran Dal Pra | February 07, 2012
Spy Shots (Sort Of): Volkswagen Race Touareg Tests In Alps

While on the hunt for secret sheet metal in the European Alps, our spy photographer happened upon this Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 taking a break from some tests.

By John Beltz Snyder | June 15, 2010


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