911 Safari Rumors Gain Traction as Porsche Shows “Alter Ego” Tribute Video

There’s always a common theme with motorsports fans that believe Porsche can win just about any race it wants to if it sets its mind to it. Audi’s e-tron is the best Le Mans prototype, winning every race? “Wait until Porsche joins the fight!” somebody will tell you. It’s the same with every cup series or trophy championship around the world. But rallying? That sounds like a job for a Mitsubishi Evo or Subaru WRX. But the prancing Stuttgart horse used to be good at that too.
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The 911 was so good, in fact, that Porsche wants its fans to have a little something to thank them for their loyalty. Back in December, we heard a rumor saying a 911 Carrera 4S based concept that pays tribute to the Safari 4x4 series of racers will debut at the 014 Beijing Auto Show in April.

“Interesting, let’s wait and see,” we thought. And just like clockwork, Porsche themselves are adding wood to fire with this clip. Called “Porsche 911’s Alter Ego”, the video features seven-time Pikes Peak champion Jeff Zwart, talking about how he learned to drive in a 911 and how cool they are to rally and race.

The heights of Pikes Peak have basically nothing to do with the dunes of the Dakar rally. So when the clip started showing footage of the legendary 911 Safari, we knew it was a tell. They’ve got an ace up their sleeve and are going to show it soon.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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