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Old Porsche 911s turned rally cars are not a novelty. We’ve seen a couple of them over the years and all we can say is that our garages wouldn’t mind one. Actually, Porsche built such contraptions in the early 1970s, after it got out of racing in the WRC, and while there are no such plans for the future, here’s a batch of 993-based 911 ’Safari’ renders that might turn into reality should someone crazy enough see them.

The 993 911 is special, so these renders are special too

This Rendering of a 993-Gen Porsche 911 Safari Will Make You Question Your Automotive Beliefs
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As the last air-cooled Porsche 911, the 993 generation ticked a lot of boxes: it had the looks, the proper mechanical package, and the ability to stroll around the city just as easy as it could take you on that long summer road trip.

In the 993 Carrera, power came from a 3.6-liter, air-cooled flat-six with 272 horsepower sent to the rear axle by a six-speed manual. The rear suspension was of the multi-link ilk.

On top of that, the Turbo version of the 993 (408 horsepower, twin-turbocharged) is deemed by Porschephiles as the most accomplished air-cooled 911 Turbos ever made.
This Rendering of a 993-Gen Porsche 911 Safari Will Make You Question Your Automotive Beliefs
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Given the context, Emre Husmen had a stab at using the 993 as a base for an imaginative Safari-style/rally car. In the artist’s vision, power of the 911X (that’s what he calls the concept) should be raised to 600 horsepower dispatched on all four corners via the 959’s all-wheel-drive setup.

"Porsche 993 911 is my all-time favorite car design which made me fall in love with the brand and cars in general while I was a kid back in the '90s. For the 25th anniversary of the 993 Turbo, I wanted to create a special series redesigned with my own taste. Knowing how small and low the 993 is, I wanted to give it some SUV treatment to make it more practical for daily use and more fun off-road."
This Rendering of a 993-Gen Porsche 911 Safari Will Make You Question Your Automotive Beliefs
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That said, Emre’s renders show the rally-ready 993 sitting on both 19-inch and 24-inch wheels. In all fairness, the 19-inch wheels are a tad larger for off-road duties should you ask for our two cents, while the 24 inchers simply make the build look like a distasteful donk. So they’re a no-no right off the bat.

Emre needed 15 days to design the whole car from scratch and he even gave it the stunning Martini livery. That said, take your time to scroll through the photo gallery because you’re in for a serious bath in the purest eye candy you’ll see this week on the internet.

Porsche 993 specifications
993 Carrera 993 Carrera 4 993 Carrera 4S 993 Turbo 993 Turbo S
Type Flat-6 Flat-6 Flat-6 Flat-6 Flat-6
Induction Normallly-aspirated Normallly-aspirated Normallly-aspirated Twin-turbocharged Twin-turbocharged
Cooling Air/oil-cooled Air/oil-cooled Air/oil-cooled Air/oil-cooled Air/oil-cooled
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft Single overhead camshaft Single overhead camshaft Single overhead camshaft Single overhead camshaft
Injection Port injection Port injection Port injection Port injection Port injection
Bore x Stroke 3.94 in x 3.01 in 3.94 in x 3.01 in 3.94 in x 3.01 in 3.94 in x 3.01 in 3.94 in x 3.01 in
Displacement 3,600 CC 3,600 CC 3,600 CC 3,600 CC 3,600 CC
Horsepower 272 HP @ 6,100 RPM 272 HP @ 6,100 RPM 285 HP @ 6,300 RPM 408 HP @ 5,750 RPM 424 HP @ 6,260 RPM
Torque 243 LB-FT @ 5,000 RPM 243 LB-FT @ 5,000 RPM 250 LB-FT @ 5,250 RPM 398 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM 423 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM
Transmission 6-speed manual, 4-speed Tiptronic 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
0 to 60 mph 5.4 seconds manual/6.4 seconds Tiptronic 5.2 seconds 5.2 seconds 4.4 seconds 4.4 seconds
Top Speed 168 mph manual/165 mph Tiptronic 171 mph 168 mph 180 mph 183 mph

Source: Emre Husmen via Behance

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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