In the modern era, the introduction of the Porsche 911 Dakar was a radical departure from the typical asphalt-only 911 that we have come to know and love for its incredible handling, power, performance, style, and luxury. With lifted suspension, off-road tires, and technology designed for venturing off the beaten path, the 911 Dakar is certainly not the average iteration of the Porsche legend. However, it has a heritage of its own, as it’s named after the Dakar Rally in which a 911 showed off its off-road capability in the 1980s, and this modern roadgoing ode to that rally car’s performance makes for one of the most versatile performance cars ever made because of its ability to show off strong performance on the road and off-road alike.

Its revised suspension and all-terrain tires mean it sits over 1.9 inches higher than the typical 911 with its sports suspension. With an innovative hydraulic lift system, the 911 Dakar’s ground clearance can reach the height of some SUVs. However, that doesn’t relegate the car to dirt or dunes. With a limited top speed of 149 mph, the 911 Dakar can take on the Nurburgring Nordschleife at a pace similar to the 996-generation Porsche 911 GT3. With testing conducted all over the world in various weather conditions on various surfaces from dirt, to gravel, to snow and sand, the 911 Dakar has proven its ability to be one of the most versatile sports cars money can buy.

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