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Video: Porsche pays tribute to 911’s off-road ‘alter-ego’

January 5, 2014

It was only a few days ago that there was talk of Porsche developing an off-road 911 concept ready for the Beijing Motor Show in April. The company has now released a video that pays tribute to the 911’s off-road ‘alter ego’.

1974 Porsche 911 rally car

Although it’s far from confirmation that an SUV 911 is on the way, the video does at least provide a hint that the company is looking to celebrate the model’s off-road potential.

The video includes seven-time Pikes Peak Hill Climb winner Jeff Zwart taking the 1984 Porsche 911 Type 953 Paris-Dakar rally car for a drive. This year will be the car’s 30th anniversary.

There’s been a few rumours circulating over the past week about Porsche potentially thinking of producing an off-road version of the iconic 911. Such a model could be made to cater for regions where the roads aren’t smooth enough for the regular 911 sports car.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.