This Cayenne’s Been Transformed Into A Tribute To Porsche’s 1980s Dakar Winners

Feb 4, 2021

Category: Rides

In the mid-1980s, Porsche experienced a brief golden era of off-road competition when the Stuttgart brand won the 1984 Dakar Rally in a 953, before repeating the feat again in 1986 with a 959. So, if you’re looking for a theme to build a modern safari or adventure Porsche around, the Rothmans-liveried 1980s 911 desert racers seem an obvious and logical choice. And that’s exactly what Vancouver Porsche shop, Flatsix Classics has done with a 2004 Cayenne Turbo.

Starting out as a basket case of an example, the first-generation Cayenne has been brought back to life and then outfitted with an array of off-roading bits including a lift kit with Bilstein shocks for the Porsche’s air suspension system, Dakar-style OZ rally wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich K02 tires, four HELLA auxiliary lights set in the bumper, an additional half-dozen HELLA units mounted to the front of the build’s roof rack, Recaro seats, riveted-on mud-flaps, and a custom skid-plate, front bumper, and dual-pipe exhausts system made by AMT Machine & Fab (the same shop that built the ZX-10R-powered mid-engined Mini we recently featured). The Cayenne’s twin-turbocharged 4.5L V8 has also been tuned to squeeze out an additional 50hp, bringing its total output up to an even 500hp.

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