This Porsche 911 4S by Delta4x4 Looks Ready For Dakar
In a growing pond of safari-style Porsche 911s, this one stands outby Tudor Rus, on
Let us refresh you memory on what off-road-ready 911 Carreras have surfaced on the internet so far. We’ll give you two examples: the RUF Rodeo and the Gemballa Avalanche 4x4. Yes, the latter is still a concept, but so is the 911 4S by Delta 4x4. However, Delta plans to build it using the 992 911 Carrera 4S as a platform and if that’s not making you drool, we don’t know what will.
Here’s the deal about Porsche and (off-road) racing…
Whenever Porsche’s high-ranking officials decide the brand should race in a given competition, you can bet that it’s all knives out. See, Porsche settles for nothing but the victory and it was the case back in 1984, at the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Now, porschephiles might remember the Rothmans-livery Porsche 953 that took the overall win in the gruelling race the Dakar was (and still is, for that matter).
In fact, Porsche raced three of those in 1984, with the one driven by René Metge and co-driven by Dominique Lemoyne coming out victorious, while the car steered by the great Jacky Ickx came in sixth place. The third car finished 26th.
One year later, Porsche replaced the 953 with a race-spec variant of its road-going supercar, the 959, and the off-road Carreras were somewhat forgotten. Which is why we’re glad to see the trend coming back.
Now, Delta’s literature is rather thin on what the build will be like - luckily, there are some pics attached to it - but the company does mention that it took part in and finished the Paris-Dakar Rally back in 1982 with a modified, 80-horsepower Suzuki LJ80. Of course, building an off-road 911 based on the current 992 generation is a whole different story, but Dakar know-how is still Dakar know-how.
In that regard, Delta says its 911 4S will pack quite a hefty list of mods, including:
- reinforced chassis
- rally-style light bar
- custom roof rack
- new suspension (supporting a 250 mm ground clearance)
- beefier tires
- motorsport wheels
Until we see a real-life photo with the actual car - 2021 is the promised year of reveal, by the way - the renders Delta provided should do.
2020 Porsche 911 Drivetrain Specifications
|2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S||2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S|
|Cylinder layout / number of cylinders||Boxer 6 Twin-Turbo||Boxer 6 Twin-Turbo|
|Displacement||3.0 l||3.0 l|
|Engine layout||Rear engine||Rear engine|
|Max. Power||443 HP @ 6,500 RPM||443 HP @ 6,500 RPM|
|Torque||390 LB-FT @ 2,300-5,000 RPM||390 LB-FT @ 2,300-5,000 RPM|
|Top Track Speed||191 mph PDK||190 mph PDK|
|Acceleration 0 - 60 mph||3.5 sec PDK / 3.3 sec (PDK with Sport Chrono)||3.4 sec PDK / 3.2 sec (PDK with Sport Chrono)|