Porsche 911 made like an SUV for the DakarJanuary 14, 2020
Carrera 4 GTS 991.1 Series turned into a replica of the 953 racing
A car collector from the United Arab Emirates, hiding under the pseudonym The Caraba Collection, built a replica of the Dakar Porsche 953 based on the Carrera 4 GTS 991.1 coupe. The car is painted in the colors of a rally-raid car and is decorated with off-road accessories.
Replica 953 was built by employees of the British bodybuilding studio Xquisite and the tuning parts store ByDesign Motorsport from Saudi Arabia. The donor was the Porsche Carrera 4 GTS 991.1 series with a manual gearbox and atmospheric boxer “six” 3.8, giving out 430 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque.
Details of the project are unknown, but the photographs show that the sports car was equipped with new wheels, a power kit with a winch, a hinged unit for additional lighting, a roof rack and a spare wheel mount. The body was painted in the colors of the Porsche 953, which took part in the 1984 Paris-Dakar rally-raid.
In 1984, three crews on the 953s went to the start of the off-road marathon. The cars had four-wheel drive with a locked boundary differential, an increased fuel tank and a suspension modified for racing.
Two cars managed to get to the finish line: the crew of Rene Metz and Dominique Le Mouine went the fastest of all, and Jacques X and Claude Brasser, in whose car style this replica was made, took sixth place.
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From rendering to reality: Swipe ⬅️ Introducing “Vanina” .. A modern interpretation inspired by the infamous 1984 Paris-Dakar 953, driven by no other than Jacky Ickx himself. Based on the last all wheel drive, naturally aspirated (3.8 DFI) 911, the 991.1 Carrera 4 GTS (manual). She will be tested by @teamgalag on their upcoming #SnowTour before I take it down to @gpicerace. I would like to thank @xquisiteauto & @bydesign_motorsport for making this crazy idea a reality and fellow Porsche crazies for the endless advice. This remains a work in progress but it’s ready to meet you all! #Einganggang #Porsche #991 #953 #Dakar #Offroad | 📸 by @henryjmw
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