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Rod Millen has another trophy for the cabinet. Along with co-driver Richard Kelsey, he took first in the Rally Transsyberia which ran the 7,100 kilometers from Moscow, Russia to Ulan Bataar, Mongolia. As Team North America 2, they were driving one of 26 special Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia rally cars, which were factory-prepared with many of the mods privateers fitted to the SUV that won last year's edition.

Going against 21 other teams that included drivers like Walter Röhrl and Armin Schwartz, Millen and Kelsey had the race wrapped up before the last stage. The Cayenne S Transsyberia benefits from Porsche Traction Management with a transverse lock, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control with a Special Offroad Mode, Porsche Active Suspension Management, and a snorkel. Millen called it the greatest challenge of his motorsports career. Porsche took the top three places, and six of the top ten.

[Source: Porsche]

  • 2006 Transsyberia Rally Winner

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      • 7 Years Ago

      Well I guess if environmentalists find out about this rally they might try to get it banned. They might claim that it causes a lot of damage to the woods this rally passes through.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Old news! This ended mid August!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ehhhh, this is fun, NOT... So Porsche finally figured out a way to beat Mitsubishi at 4x4 Rallies by introducing the Transsyberia rally where most if not all of the cars racing there are Cayennes... Porsche is afraid to compete in the Dakar Rally as it would get whooped by the Mitsu Ralliart team.
        • 7 Years Ago
        There was a time when Porsche did compete in the Dakar rally; they ran the 959 in 1985 and 1986. They failed to finish in '85, but placed 1st and 2nd the following year.
      • 7 Years Ago
      There's something about a snorkel on a Porsche that just seems wrong. Land Cruiser, sure. Land Rover, oh yeah. Jeep, definitely. Hummer, of course. Porsche...I guess we can think of it as a reverse, elevated NACA duct. Crazy stuff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      greatest challenge of his motorsports career????? what? did he really say that? or did the PR guys from porsche just write that into the release?