We've grown accustomed to seeing all manner of modified machinery power through the sand in an attempt to get to the top of a hill. We're even used to seeing vintage German machinery do the deed... that is, if you count sand rails and buggies built using air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle bits and pieces.

What we're not generally prepared for, however, is a Porsche 911 – considered by many to be the quintessential road-going sports car – joining the motocross bikes, Jeeps and other various four-wheelers at the hill climb. Except for perhaps one place: Dakar. Porsche won the event with a 911 in 1984 and then again in 1986 with the legendary 959.

So, vintage Porsche 911s are clearly up to snuff when it comes to traversing the dunes, so long as they are properly modified to do so. We have no idea what modifications the owner of the 911 has performed other than a cool set of driving lights, but we do know that he made it to the top of a pretty gnarly looking hill.

Watch it go up and back down again the video after the break.



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      Trent
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is there anything that Porsche can't do?
        mangazero
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Trent
        can't beat a gtr.. I know low blow
          POV
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mangazero
          I LOVE the GT-R but if they want to match Porsche's pedigree they better race the hell out of it and more importantly, win. :)
          lewazzinaroillus
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mangazero
          yeah,..gtr,...the car no-body is buying, right?,..that one, right?,...porsches 911 outsells your gtr 6 to 1,..and at a higher price point too!,...i like the gtr too,...but it has been a total sales dud,...and though it is an amazing techno tour de force, people who can actually buy the car,...AREN'T!,...so take that!
          Clun BB9
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mangazero
          The GT-R does have racing pedigree. In fact that's how it got it's nickname Godzilla. Even back in the late 60s and early 70s with the original Skyline GT-R. Out of the 50 Japanese GT races, the GT-R won 49. These races of course had 911s as well as various different makes and models. When the R32 was running in the JTCC, it won ALL 29 races of the series. Regardless, Porsche is still a leader as far as innovative technology goes. That being said, the GT-R is in a class of its own when it comes to performance per dollar.
      WillieD
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is incredibly awesome. It looked like it defied the laws of physics when it went up that hill.
      F1
      • 3 Years Ago
      i remember seeing a caravan minivan or some chrysler minivan do a 8 or 9 second 3/4 mile and getting laughed at on AB, this is no different....with enough money you can make ANY car perform on any course or obstacle...but since this is a porsche and coming from AB it's supposed to be impressive...
        POV
        • 3 Years Ago
        @F1
        No, Porsche has a deep deep tradition in research and competition. But Porsche is impressive not just because of those commitments but because they win. Yes, you can throw money at any obstacle and get results but Porsche is meticulous and efficient; they don't just blindlly throw money at it. If you don't see it in their motorsports AND production programs then well sorry, you just don't get it. There's a reason why Porsche is respected on ANY website.
        KevinP
        • 3 Years Ago
        @F1
        A Mustang V8 fits nicely in the rwd Aerostar. Goes like stink.
      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      I need to go back to the sand dunes. Good times.
      TVJohn
      • 3 Years Ago
      too cool
      KevinP
      • 3 Years Ago
      I used to have a cool picture of the bottom of a 911 catching about 6' of air over a hill at a rally.
      KevinP
      • 3 Years Ago
      I used to have cool picture of the bottom of a 911 catching about 7' of air cresting a hill at a rally.
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