Porsche 911 Dakar gets 3 exclusive skins

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Porsche has unveiled three exclusive wraps for the 911 Dakar, inspired by the German automotive brand’s entries in the 1971, 1974, and 1978 East African Safari Rally.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the three Porsche 911 Dakar wraps?

    Porsche said that the three Porsche 911 Dakar wraps are the Rallye 1971, Rallye 1974, and Rallye 1978.
  • How much is the price range of the Porsche 911 Dakar wraps?

    The Porsche 911 Dakar wraps are priced from €4,165 to €5,950.
  • According to the Stuttgart-based brand, exclusive Porsche 911 Dakar wraps are called Rallye 1971, Rallye 1974, and Rallye 1978.

    “The rally history of the Porsche 911 well away from paved roads began before the first victory in the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1984. Early forays in the East African Safari Rally in the 1970s remain a strong memory,” Porsche said in a press release.

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    Per the carmaker, the Rallye 1971 was based on the company’s first foray into rally racing. It was Porsche’s initial undertaking as a works team, fielding a modified 911 S with a simple black decal on the hood, the front wings, and the doors.

    The Rallye 1971 decal set for the 911 Dakar revisits this design and adds the competition number 19, which belonged to the most successful 911 in this rally — a car that came fifth in 1971, driven by Polish drivers Sobiesław Zasada and Marian Bień.

    The decal set is available for €4,165 (about P250,000).

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    On the other hand, the Rallye 1974 skin — Porsche explained — was based on the brand’s East African Safari Rally in 1974.

    Of the 99 cars that entered, only 16 made it to the finish line. Swedish rally champion Björn Waldegård, who had already won the Rallye Monte Carlo twice in a Porsche, held the lead for a long while alongside co-driver Hans Thorszelius in the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS and started the third section with a 36-minute gap on second place.

    This car had blue stripes that traced the shoulder lines of the vehicle’s white paint.

    The current wrap takes up this theme, albeit with narrower stripes and augmented by the Porsche logo on the lower edges of the doors.

    Likewise, the Rallye 1974 decal set is also available for €4,165 (around P250,000).

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    Meanwhile, the Rallye 1978 is based on the 911 SC Group 4 cars custom-built for the 1978 East African Safari Rally.

    The sponsor’s decals consisted of wave-shaped surfaces in orange and light and dark gray, familiar around the world thanks to the activities of the Martini Racing Team founded in 1958.

    Porsche designers have respectfully reinterpreted the historic decals here. The competition number 14 on the doors was that of second-placed Vic Preston Jr.

    The Rallye 1978 decal set is available for €5,950  (around P350,000)

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