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Christopher Bruce2013-12-27 16:25:46

Porsche Considering Higher Riding Carrera 4 Safari

It is inspired by the 911 SC Safari and 959 Dakar

 
 
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The new model would be based on the Carrera 4 but with a higher ride height and bigger tires

In the last decades, PorschePorschePorscheGermany, 1931 > present43 models
4654 photos
29 videos
has not been afraid to use the 911911Porsche 911Germany, 1963 > present6 series
327 versions
1068 photos
10 videos
as a platform for multiple variants. The latest rumor is that Porsche plans to use the Carrera 4S911 Carrera 4SPorsche 911 Carrera 4SGermany, 2012 > present3 photos
as the basis for a more off-road spec 911 that would be called the 911 Safari at least for the initial concept. It plans to launch the concept at the Beijing Auto Show in April.

The Safari would be based on the Carrera 4 but add larger tires, a higher suspension and skid plates. If the concept were well received, a production model would not be on sale before 2016.

Porsche sees a niche for a higher riding 911 in markets like China, Russia, South America and the Middle East where the roads are not always of high quality.

The marketing of the car would likely try to like it to the 911 SC Safari911 SC SafariPorsche 911 SC SafariGermany, 1978 > 19781 photo
in the 1978 East African Safari Rally, the 911 Carrera 4x4911 Carrera 4x4Porsche 911 Carrera 4x4Germany, 1984 > 19841 photo
in the 1983 Paris-Dakar Rally and the Dakar-winning 959959 'Dakar'Porsche 959 'Dakar'Germany, 1985 > present2 photos
.

Source: Car and Driver

Encyclopedia
PorschePorsche
911911
911 Gen.6 [991 Series]911 Gen.6 [991 Series]
911 Carrera 4S911 Carrera 4S
Engine
Flat 6
Displacement
232 cu in
Top Speed
186 mph
Transmission
7, Manual
Maximum power
400 hp @ 7400 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
23.76 US MPG
price
$ 162.517
* based on Germany prices
annual ownership cost
$ 2.256

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