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Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control reviews

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control summary

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control: Adventure in the Desert

Embarking on a journey beyond the ordinary, the Dakar Rallye has always been a formidable test of endurance, challenging the toughest drivers and vehicles. The iconic Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 4×4 Paris-Dakar (953) claimed victory in 1984, etching its name in history. Now, the new Porsche 911 Dakar, equipped with the Rallye Design Package, stands as a worthy successor. It not only pays homage to its legendary predecessor but also breathes new life into the rich legacy of the Dakar Rallye, blending adventure and performance seamlessly.


  1. Distinctive Design Features: The Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control boasts a distinctive front fascia with added protection, featuring stainless steel and a reinforced forged aluminum towing eye in Red. Complemented by robust side skirts and 19/20-inch Porsche 911 Dakar light-alloy forged wheels with all-terrain tires, the vehicle is designed for off-road prowess. The side skirts are enhanced with stainless steel inlays and striking wheel arch extensions, providing both durability and a bold aesthetic.
  2. All-Terrain Performance: The Porsche 911 Dakar is equipped with newly developed all-terrain tires, the 911 Dakar’s 19/20-inch wheels ensure optimal performance on diverse surfaces. The vehicle’s robust side skirts, coupled with stainless steel inlays, contribute to its off-road durability, making it ready for the challenges of the Dakar Rallye. This all-terrain capability is further emphasized by the striking wheel arch extensions, reflecting the car’s prowess in conquering varied terrains.
  3. Rear Fascia and Spoiler: The rear of the Porsche 911 Dakar is characterized by a specific fascia, including stainless steel protection and a Red towing eye, offering both style and functionality. Completing the rear design is a fixed rear spoiler, enhancing aerodynamics and adding a sporty touch. This combination of distinctive front and rear features solidifies the vehicle’s identity as a robust and stylish contender for the demanding conditions of the Dakar Rallye.

Porsche 911 Dakar Lightweight Precision

Front and Rear CFRP Components: In the pursuit of optimal performance, the Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control employs carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for both the front trunk lid and rear spoiler. Recognizing the significance of weight in sandy terrains, the front trunk lid, akin to the Porsche 911 GT3, is meticulously crafted from lightweight CFRP, ensuring every gram counts. Additionally, the fixed rear spoiler, developed for optimal aerodynamics, enhances downforce on fast sections, underscoring the vehicle’s commitment to lightweight precision.

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Nostalgic Elegance

Rallye Design Package: Embracing nostalgia, the Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control dons the Rallye Design Package, featuring a captivating two-tone paintwork. The homage to the 1984 Porsche 953 includes a White/Gentian Blue Metallic exterior, adorned with decorative stripes in Gold/Red. The 19/20-inch wheels, painted in White and equipped with all-terrain tires, enhance both aesthetics and performance, allowing for individual customization of the starting number.

Porsche 911 Dakar Cockpit Elegance

  1. GT Sport Steering Wheel and Interior Trim: Inside the Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control, the driver encounters a meticulously crafted cockpit featuring the GT Sport Steering Wheel enveloped in non-slip Race-Tex. Accentuated by a center top marking in Shade Green, PDK shift paddles, and a mode switch for driving modes, the interior showcases sophistication.
    Additional highlights include Shade Green interior trim on the dashboard, complemented by Black on the doors and center console with Black Brushed Aluminum inlays. A limited-edition plaque on the dashboard further underscores the exclusivity of this exceptional vehicle.
  2. Rallye Design Package Dynamics: Enhancing the Rallye Design Package’s dynamic appeal, the cockpit boasts additional Race-Tex elements. The dashboard, door, and center console inlays, combined with Ceramica trim, elevate the interior aesthetics. Noteworthy details include Shark Blue contrasting stitching, a Shark Blue center top marking on the GT Sport Steering Wheel, and Shark Blue seatbelts, providing distinctive accents that contribute to the overall sporty and dynamic atmosphere.

Porsche 911 Dakar Seating Excellence

  1. Full Bucket Seats: Designed for daring dune maneuvers, the Porsche 911 Dakar boasts Full Bucket Seats with a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) shell. Providing exceptional lateral support and lightweight comfort, the seats feature Black leather bolsters and perforated Race-Tex centers with a striking Shade Green background. The deviated stitching and embroidered “911” logo further enhance the distinctive aesthetics of these high-performance seats.
  2. Adaptive Sport Seats Plus: For adventurers seeking both comfort and versatility, the Porsche 911 Dakar offers Adaptive Sport Seats Plus. These 18-way electric seats combine Race-Tex seat centers with leather side bolsters for a perfect balance of luxury and functionality. Accented with deviated stitching and an embroidered “911” logo in Shade Green, these seats elevate both style and comfort for an exhilarating driving experience.

* Please refer to the technical specifications below to get the actual item as it depends on the selected variant.

* Note: For the full range of specifications and a comprehensive understanding of the Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control’s capabilities, detailed attention to the official documentation and specifications is recommended.

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control performance reviews

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Performance Snapshot Dynamic Powerhouse

The Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control boasts a potent 2,981 cc displacement, delivering an impressive 473 horsepower with a peak torque of 420 lb-ft between 2,300 and 5,000 rpm. With a max power output at 6,500 rpm and a redline at 7,500 rpm, this powerhouse accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in a swift 3.2 seconds when equipped with the Sport Chrono Package, achieving a top track speed of 149 mph with summer tires.

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Performance Specifications: Sporty Acceleration Metrics

In addition to its formidable top speed, the 911 Dakar exhibits remarkable acceleration capabilities, covering the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds. The quarter-mile sprint, enhanced by the Sport Chrono Package, is completed in just 11.6 seconds, underlining the vehicle’s performance prowess on both road and rally stages.

* Please refer to the technical specifications below to get the actual item as it depends on the selected variant.

* Note: For the full range of specifications and a comprehensive understanding of the Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control’s capabilities, detailed attention to the official documentation and specifications is recommended.

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control interior and dimension reviews

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Interior Highlights

  1. Desired Limitation: Under the desert stars, the Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control shines uniquely, limited to 2,500 units. Each car bears an aluminum plaque with a distinctive limited-edition number, ensuring exclusivity and individuality for fortunate owners.
  2. Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur: Crafted with precision and honoring the spirit of Dakar, the Porsche 911 Dakar undergoes the artistry of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Meticulously designed to evoke the sporty aesthetics of the victorious 1984 953, the vehicle showcases extraordinary craftsmanship, with the exclusive Manufaktur logo embossed on the storage compartment lid.
  3. Extended Rallye Design Package: An oasis of details, the Extended Rallye Design Package elevates the interior with Race-Tex elements. Featuring deviated stitching in Shark Blue on inner door-sill guards, fuse box cover, owner’s manual wallet, and central air vent surround, it adds distinctive accents. The Black Race-Tex-clad interior mirror panel further enhances the package’s allure.
  4. Black Aluminum Accents: Exclusivity meets sportiness with black aluminum accents, including forged aluminum pedals and footrest with a partially Black anodized and nanocoated finish. The milled PDK selector lever combines Matte Black and Silver aluminum with Black leather inlays, embodying a refined yet dynamic interior.
  5. Optional Surround View: Navigating challenging terrains demands attention to surroundings. The optional Surround View, displayed on the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) screen at low speeds, provides a comprehensive view of the ground, ensuring a confident drive, even in off-road conditions.
  6. Rear Seat Delete: Designed for rally driving excellence, the Porsche 911 Dakar deliberately forgoes rear seats, emphasizing a focused driving experience for two. This intentional weight reduction aligns with the vehicle’s commitment to optimal performance, particularly during rally stages.

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Dimensions and Weight

Dynamic Proportions: The Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control strikes a commanding presence with dimensions designed for both performance and agility. Measuring 178.6 inches in length, 80.1 inches in width, and 52.7 inches in height, the vehicle boasts a wheelbase of 96.5 inches, contributing to its balanced and sporty stance. With a turning circle diameter of 35.1 feet, this rally-inspired masterpiece exhibits nimble maneuverability, emphasizing its prowess on various terrains.

Optimized Weight Distribution: Weighing in at 3,552 pounds curb weight and with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 4,321 pounds, the Porsche 911 Dakar ensures a balanced and optimized weight distribution. With a maximum load capacity of 769 pounds, the vehicle maintains a performance-oriented balance between power, dimensions, and load capacity.

* Please refer to the technical specifications below to get the actual item as it depends on the selected variant.

* Note: For the full range of specifications and a comprehensive understanding of the Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control’s capabilities, detailed attention to the official documentation and specifications is recommended.

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control standard equipment reviews

Standard equipment for Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control:

Standard Equipment: Porsche 911 Dakar

19″/20″ 911 Dakar Wheels

  • One-piece forged alloy wheels with 5-spoke design
  • Paint finish in Satin Black with highly polished outer rims
  • Front: 8J x 19 ET38 wheels with 245/45 R19 tires
  • Rear: 11.5J x 20 ET63 wheels with 295/40 R20 tires
  • All-terrain tires
  • Wheel center caps with colored Porsche Crest
Wheel AccessoriesWheel Center Caps with Colored Porsche Crest

Full Bucket Seats

  • Lightweight full bucket seats in carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) with carbon-weave finish and clear gloss coating
  • Integrated thorax airbag, electric height adjustment, and manual fore/aft adjustment for driver and passenger
  • Seats upholstered in black leather with seat centers in black perforated Race-Tex with colored backing in Shade Green
  • Embroidered “911” logo on headrests
  • Note: Child seats are not compatible with Full Bucket Seats.
Rear Seat Delete
  • Wheel Arches in Black and Side Skirts in Black with Stainless Steel Inlay
  • Exterior Mirror Lower Trim in Exterior Color and Base in Black
  • Window Trim in Satin Black
  • Exclusive Design Fuel Cap
  • Rear Lid Grille Vertical Slat Inlays in Satin Black
  • Rear Diffusor
Roof and Transport Systems
  • Roof
  • Preparation for Roof Transport System incl. External Power Connection
Exterior Decals and LogosModel Designation on Rear in Satin Black
  • 3.0-Liter Twin-Turbocharged Boxer 6
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • Porsche Active Suspension Management (Raised 50mm)
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+)
  • Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC)
  • Front and Rear Axle Lift System
  • Sport Chrono Package
  • Sport Exhaust System incl. Tailpipes in Black
  • Power Steering Plus
  • Rear Axle Steering
  • Standard Brake System with Calipers in Red
  • Battery
  • 8-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Lights and Vision
  • LED-Matrix Design Headlights in Black incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS+)
  • Taillight Strip with “PORSCHE” Logo
  • “PORSCHE” Logo on Rear in Satin Black
  • Auto-Dimming Mirrors
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Windshield with Grey Top Tint
  • Lightweight and Noise Insulated Glass
Interior Packages and Trim
  • Interior Trim Inlays in Black Brushed Aluminum
  • Extended Dashboard in Leather
Steering Wheel and Gearshift Lever/Selector
  • Heated GT Sport Steering Wheel in Race-Tex
  • Steering Wheel Column with Manual Adjustments
  • PDK Gear Selector in Aluminum
  • Instrument Dials in Black
  • Sport Chrono Stopwatch or Compass Dial in Black
  • Roof Lining in Race-Tex
  • Pedals in Aluminum
  • Door-Sill Guards in Black Brushed Aluminum
  • Sun Visors in Race-Tex
  • Floor Mats
Assistance Systems
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • ParkAssist (Front and Rear)
  • ParkAssist (Front and Rear) incl. Reversing Camera
  • Cruise Control
Interior Comfort
  • HomeLink®
  • Comfort Access
  • Ambient Lighting
  • 2-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Particle/Pollen Filter with Active Carbon Filter
  • Non-Smoking Package
Audio and Communication
  • Navigation Module for Porsche Communication Management (PCM)
  • Voice Control
  • BOSE® Surround Sound System
  • Smartphone Integration
  • USB-C Ports
OthersTire Valve in Black

* Please refer to the technical specifications below to get the actual item as it depends on the selected variant.

* Note: For the full range of specifications and a comprehensive understanding of the Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control’s capabilities, detailed attention to the official documentation and specifications is recommended.

Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control technical specification

Technical specifications for Porsche 911 Dakar:

Technical Data: Porsche 911 Dakar
  • Bore: 91.0 mm
  • Stroke: 76.4 mm
  • Displacement: 2,981 cc
  • Max. power: 473 hp
  • Max. power at rpm: 6,500 rpm
  • Max. engine speed: 7,500 rpm
  • Max. torque: 420 lb-ft
  • Max. torque at rpm: 2,300 – 5,000 rpm
  • Max. power per liter: 157.6 hp/l
Fuel Consumption
  • EPA Disclaimer: EPA estimates not yet available.
  • Length: 178.6 in
  • Width w/ mirrors folded: 73.4 in
  • Width: 80.1 in
  • Height: 52.7 in
  • Wheelbase: 96.5 in
  • Turning circle diameter: 35.1 ft
  • Curb weight: 3,552 lb
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): 4,321 lb
  • Maximum load: 769 lb
  • Front luggage compartment volume: 4.6 ft³
  • Fuel tank: 17.6 gal
  • Top track speed (with summer tires): 149 mph
  • 0 – 60 mph with Sport Chrono Package: 3.2 s
  • 1/4 mile with Sport Chrono Package: 11.6 s
Terrain Features
  • Approach / departure angle (steel suspension): 14.2 – 16.4 °
  • Ramp break-over angle (steel suspension): 16.2 °
  • Max. ground clearance (steel suspension): 6.3 in
Service and Warranty
  • Limited vehicle warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program
  • Main service interval: Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.
  • Limited paint warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)
  • Limited corrosion warranty: 12 years/unlimited miles

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Porsche 911 Dakar Rallye Launch Control

Porsche 911 Dakar is a special edition of the iconic Porsche 911 that offers a unique performance and style unmatched by any other vehicle. It features wider flares and a custom suspension to offer better performance on the track. It is also equipped with a powerful 3.0-liter engine that produces an impressive 473 horsepower. Additionally, the vehicle features the latest technologies and safety features for a truly luxurious driving experience. Porsche 911 Dakar offers a great blend of performance, style, and luxury that makes it a must-have for any true Porsche enthusiast.

Anyone who enjoys driving and appreciates luxury. The Porsche 911 Dakar is an iconic sports car with a long and storied history, and an enthusiast community that continues to grow and thrive. It’s perfect for those who want the performance and prestige of a Porsche without breaking the bank.

The Porsche 911 Dakar is a good car. It is well-made and has a unique, race-inspired style. It has a powerful engine and excellent handling.

The Porsche 911 Dakar is a rally car that competes in the Dakar Rally, an off-road rally racing event held annually in South America. It is a class of rally car known as a T1 vehicle, which is designed for team entries of one or two drivers.

*Source: Porsche official website and other trusted sources.

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