Off-road prepped 911 is a sight to behold as it slithers through the South Carolina forest
The Porsche 911 has long been recognized as a formidable road-going competitor since it first debuted in the late 1960s. Just what kind of off-road competitor is the Porsche 911?
Porsche has long raced various version of the Porsche 911 in rallies. From the 1960 through the late 1970s, Porsche occasionally raced rallies through its works team. They proved to be quite the serious competitor with the Porsche works team winning the Paris Dakar Rally, one of the most grueling motoring events in the World in a Porsche 959 Group B supercar.
In the latest episode of The Smoking Tire, Matt Farah drives a slightly modified 1981 Porsche 911 SC through the backwoods of South Carolina. Owned by professional racing driver Leh Keen and powered by a 204 horsepower 3.0 liter flat-six, the 911 SC has long-travel stocks and upgraded torsion bars to raise the car 4 inches above its stock height. Additional modifications include off-road tires wrapped around Fuchs wheels, rally fog lights, shaved mirrors, and big mud flaps.
As the price of air-cooled Porsches continue to increase towards the stratosphere, it is refreshing to see the racing legend driven as it was intended. In the video, the bright red rocket contrasts with the dark green vegetation resembling a snake slithering through tall grass.
In terms of the impression the off-road prepped 911 left upon its driver, Matt Farah was left mesmerized by the predictable oversteer stating that it “was the greatest thing in the World”.
To see just what an amazing ride the 911 is off-road, you will have to watch the video below.