• 1968 Porsche 911 Syberia RS by H&R

This beautiful machine has it all

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Some might say that building, buying, and hooning a Safari 911 is a blasphemy. We digress. Porsche has such a solid connection with the world of rally racing (including Dakar and Monte Carlo back in the day) that a Safari-style Neunelfer feels as natural as breathing.

And while a lot of entities have been performing this sort of conversions on vintage 911s, we didn’t expect one such contraption to come from suspension specialist H&R. But it did, and it’s awesome.

Full of juicy bits and bobs

According to Offroadium, the creator behind the 911 Syberia RS is Kai Burkhard of Burkhard Industries. He had a chat with the outlet, and revealed a bunch of interesting stuff about the build, including the fact that it was inspired by the Humvee.

“I wanted to buy a Humvee for myself and my 11-year old son, just to have some fun, but the speed, performance, and my wife were not very convincing. This is how the Syberia RS was born.”
1968 Porsche 911 Syberia RS by H&R
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Mr. Burkhard and his mechanics handled the technical side of the project, while H&R came up with a fully-custom suspension setup. The base car - a 1986 911 G 3.2 RWD was, in fact, imported from Japan, but soon the upgrades started pouring in:

  • custom suspension
  • new interior
  • fly-off handbrake
  • winch
  • roof rack
  • roll cage
  • LED lights
  • perforated bumpers
  • customized Recaro seats
1968 Porsche 911 Syberia RS by H&R
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On top of those add-ons, the body is made of metal and carbon fiber, the transmission is a short-ratio type 915, and the wheels are 16 x 7/8 Fuchs shod in Hankook tires.

There’s no word on what sort of grunt lies under that off-roadlicious body or on how much the conversion will set you back. Either way, expect a six-figure price including the donor vehicle.

Tudor Rus
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 full bio
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