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Video: The dusty alter-ego of the Porsche 911

Submitted by on January 13, 2014

Paris Dakar PorscheA seven-times Pikes Peak champion drives the Paris-Dakar winning 953 of Jacky Ickx.

Predecessor to the 959, the Porsche 953 was a purpose built version of the 911 constructed with the 1984 Paris-Dakar in mind. It used a manually controlled four-wheel-drive system which at the time was in testing for the 959, and boasted 300hp to it’s 2750lb (1247kg) weight. Jacky Ickx drove it to victory 30 years ago, and this video shows it being driven in the dirt again three decades later, this time by seven-time Pikes Peak Champion Jeff Zwart.

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