Porsche is still testing its Safari 911 at the 'Ring
It gets more and more promising by the week.
At the backend of 2020, a top secret Porsche release schedule surfaced showing the plans for the release of a 992-generation 911 Safari which got fans very excited.
Following this, there have been a few spy shots of these models being tested and these new photos show a Safari 911 being tested at the Nürburgring which begs the question, when will we see one?
Porsche itself has not said anything regarding a Safari-ised version of its new 911, but here's how we believe it would differ from a standard Carrera.
Straight away you will notice the car's added height which all Safari models have featured in the past. Aside from that, it will most likely be based on a Carrera 4S as it will have all-wheel-drive and the same turbocharged flat-six with 443hp.
There are also add-on wheel arches, placed there to help notice tolerances, which is a standard procedure, regardless of the vehicle's ground clearance. You will also probably be wondering why it is being tested on the track if it isn't meant to be a track car, but many manufacturers use the Nürburgring to test cars, no matter its use.
Rumours about Zuffenhausen adding a lifted derivative to the 911 range has been wanted for years now and maybe it is something we will see with the '.2' generation of 992 further down the line which is also expected to feature a hybrid version.
The Porsche DNA for such a Safari-style proposal is certainly there too since the automaker first built rally cars out of 911s back in the 1960s and have been lifting certain cars ever since. Some more notable ones include those used in the Paris-Dakar race in the 1970s and 80s.
It would definitely make sense for Porsche to add a Safari variant to its 911 range, especially after the release of the 'wagon' version of the Taycan.