Double win for the Porsche in the Rallye Transsyberia 2006
Two Cayenne S have recently celebrated a double win in the Third International Rallye Transsyberia 2006, which added more than 10,000 kilometers to the clock. After almost three weeks, a German-Russian and a German-Spanish private team had moved significantly ahead of the field of 28 participating teams during the endurance test from Berlin through Moscow, Novosibirsk and Mongolia to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal.
The two series-built Cayennes had been adapted to the specific demands of one of the world’s most spectacular car rallies. They were equipped with 17-inch special offroad tires, Porsche’s air suspension and an offroad technology package including an offroad anti-roll bar and differential lock.
The two private teams fitted mountings for spare tires and sand boards in the place of the rear seats. Boxes for tools, a tent and the driver and co-driver’s gear were anchored in the trunk. The underbody was covered throughout in aluminum paneling to provide additional protection. A versatile air filter “snorkel” with an intake above the roof allowed the Cayennes to pass through water at door-window height. A rope winch and four extra headlights on the roof rounded off the vehicle equipment.
The two private teams drove their Cayennes to the very top of the board in special tests such as navigation exercises on unfamiliar terrain, extreme driving conditions offroad and in water and during timed stages on racing tracks in Mongolia. They did not let go of their leading position until they crossed the finishing line.