Porsche has converted several 911s and turned them into off-road vehicles that are driving beyond Everest base camp.
The revised 911 is based on the 992 version of the Carrera 4S, with several upgrades including a roll cage, increased door axle ground clearance and more.
A team led by enduro racer and adventurer Romain Dumas has set out to push the limits of the 911 and chose one of the toughest places on earth to begin their adventure – the steep slopes of Ojos del Salado, Chile, in the world the highest volcano.
The first tests of the team and the car have already taken place. As a result, the Porsche 911 is one of the very few vehicles to reach such extreme heights. Explore the 911 up to 6,007 m (19,708 ft), take bolder dispersion gradients as well as ice fields with Romain Dumas at the wheel, test the car and team at 30 degrees below zero and with less available oxygen in the air compared to sea level half. A high wall of seasonal snow and ice near the summit provides the upper limit of the test, which offers a tantalizing glimpse into the car’s capabilities in the right conditions. For now, though, testing is complete — and the team is ecstatic about the experience.
You can find more information on the Porsche 911 modification on the Porsche website linked below.
Filed Under: Automotive News
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