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Porsche tests safari-style 911 prototype on Chilean volcano

  • Porsche Two 911 prototypes with jacked up suspension and off-road tires were tested on the flanks of the volcano.
  • The prototype is 911 Carrera 4Shas all-wheel drive and 443 hp.
  • Along with a simplified interior and safari-inspired styling, the prototype scaled the volcano with a beefed-up drivetrain and a handy winch.

Chile’s Ojo del Salado is the highest volcano in the world. It’s the last place everyone hopes for, with slopes made of treacherous terrain and areas with temperatures well below freezing. porsche 911As these photos show, Porsche has literally taken its iconic sports car to new heights by testing a pair of safari-style 911 prototypes on the side of a volcano. It seems so.


Not Your Lawyer’s 911

Clearly, the two prototypes involved in this wild experiment are no ordinary 911. Both are based on the 443-horsepower all-wheel-drive Carrera 4S, but the 992-generation coupe has been significantly modified. However, Porsche kept his original seven-speed manual gearbox. Bravo! The rest of the car, meanwhile, is almost unrecognizable due to extensive exterior changes like flared fenders, beefy off-road tires, rooftop cargo racks and custom livery. One of the latter color schemes is Porsche’s 963 LMDh Race Same as Car, the other features a 911 theme created by Weissach designers.

Side view of the lifted Porsche 911 prototype


volcano scaling hardware

Equipped with a robust portal axle, the 911 Prototype has 13.7 inches of ground clearance. that is, ford bronco raptorThe taller Porsche also features lower gear ratios for improved crawling ability at low speeds and a manual locking diff for maximum traction. The 911 also features underbody protection made from a tough, heat-resistant synthetic fabric. I don’t know if it can protect against lava, but Ojodel his Salado is a dormant volcano.

Porsche 911 prototype with big off-road tires


Porsche 911 Offroad Prototype Interior


It’s not clear what type of suspension the 911 prototype uses, but it’s clearly not a stock setup. mechanically connected by a device called Said to be designed to maintain maximum traction during extreme wheel articulations. Should either of the lifted 911 get stuck (see diagram below), both are mounted on the front can be pulled out with a winch.

Lifting a Porsche 911 prototype stuck in the side of a volcano


how is the weather?

The team that tested the Dakar-inspired 911 prototype was led by adrenaline junkie, adventurer and endurance racer Romain Dumas. He lifted the jacked up sports car to his height of 19,708 feet. Not only was the temperature hovering around minus 22 degrees Fahrenheit, but the air was paper thin. The journey included obstacles such as rock-encrusted slopes, ice fields, and walls of snow. You know, typical of what 911 drivers encounter. But Porsche says Dumas and his team have done their job.

Testing a Porsche 911 prototype on the side of a volcano


“This was a truly memorable and special moment in a place that was both beautiful and brutal,” Dumas said.

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