Shortly after rumors emerged about Porsche preparing a 911 Safari concept for the Beijing Auto Show, the sports car manufacturer has released a video that covers the 911’s off-road exploits.
Called “Porsche 911’s Alter Ego”, the video features seven-time Pikes Peak champion Jeff Zwart talking about the other side of the 911’s personality – rallying and off-roading.
The video includes footage from Zwart’s Pikes Peak runs in a 911, as well as him driving the Porsche Museum’s Paris-Dakar winning Type 953, which is the all-wheel-drive 911 precursor to the 959 supercar.
So why is Porsche showing this now? They could be simply reminiscing about the Porsche 911’s off-road adventures, but knowing that the Germans don’t usually do random things, the video may be a part of the build-up to the rumored 911 Safari concept.
We’ll see if that’s the case in April, when the Beijing Auto Show opens its gates.
By Dan Mihalascu