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3Porsche revisits the 911's dirty side with rally history film

It might not be a coincidence that there are rumors of Porsche revealing a safari version of the 911 at April's Beijing Motor Show, just as the Dakar Rally is about to begin. Adding fuel to the dusty desert fire is a just-released official video of Jeff Zwart driving the Porsche 953 that Jacky Ickx drove to victory in the 1984 edition of the race.

4Honda will compete in 2013 Dakar Rally

Honda has announced that it will take part in the 2013 Dakar Rally next January with a special motorcycle works team. It's been 23 years since Honda last took part in the rally, back when it took place in Europe and Africa and sailed under the Paris-Dakar banner. Between 1981 and 1989, Honda walked away with the gold five times, but hasn't so much as touched a grain of sand on the new course that spans from Peru through Chile and into Argentina. Team HRC is out to change that with its new four-r

10X-Raid previews Mini All4 for Dakar

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5KTM 990 Adventure Dakar set to bow at EICMA

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13Spy Shots: Volkswagen Race Touareg 2 caught playing on Alpen roads

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26Report: Dakar imposters busted with 800+ kilos of cocaine in faux rally truck

Smugglers are, by nature, a crafty bunch. Slaves to the market forces of supply and demand, drug runners risk liberty and limb to pedal their life-ruining wares around the world. Doing so requires a healthy helping of creativity, so it should come as no surprise that an Ibiza-based drug ring tried to use a fake Paris-Dakar support truck to move vast sums of drugs from Argentina to the Spanish port of Bilbao.

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