The 911 you can take off-road

Supercars, as we know it, are starting to evolve in an un-”supercar” way. While we're expecting them to go faster and become more efficient, the folks at the Volkswagen Group have done something that's completely different.

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After the announcement of the all-terrain Huracan as Lamborghini's last non-hybrid, its sister brand Porsche is also gearing up to unveil another supercar that has go-anywhere capabilities. Come November 16 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche is bringing their first production off-road sports car - the 911 Dakar.

Porsche chose the Dakar moniker as a nod to the modified 911 that won the famous Paris-Dakar rally back in 1984. It was the first 911 that was fitted with an all-wheel-drive system, which later made its way to series production with the technologically-advanced 959 supercar, and later on to Carrera 4S and Turbo 911 models.

2023 Porsche 911 Dakar to debut at LA Auto Show image

The German manufacturer's development team tested the 911 Dakar to the most extreme conditions, ranging from sub-zero temperatures in Sweden to the scorching hot Dubai and Moroccan desert, racking up more than 10,000 kilometers of off-road mileage.

For now, Porsche has not revealed the specifications of the 911 Dakar, but the off-road supercar is expected to have all-wheel-drive and all-terrain tires as standard.