Of all the sportscar brands currently jumping on the Safari band wagon, Porsche certainly has the most authentic offroading heritage. After all, the all-new, limited-edition Porsche 911 Dakar was inspired by the Porsche 953 that won the Paris – Dakar Rally in 1984. Proven on the world’s toughest rally slopes, the all-wheel-drive system soon made it into serial sportscar production – first in 1986 in form of the highly exclusive Porsche 959, then in 1988 when the first Porsche 911 Carrera 4 was introduced for the Type 964. Since then, AWD sportscars have become a signature product for the Zuffenhausen portfolio, becoming a highly successful option for all Porsche 911 Carreras and a permanent fixture for the Turbo models. Today, sporty go-anywhere cars like the Macan and Cayenne make for most of Porsche’s profits, but with the 35th anniversary of the first all-wheel-drive Porsche 911 on the horizon, there is no winter car as cool, stylish and understated as a classic Carrera 4 or Turbo. Just put your skis on top, park it in front of your Alpine chalet – and enjoy its sight all winter.
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