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Porsche 953
Race Car
Category Desert Raid / Endurance Rally Racing
Constructor Porsche
Chassis
Suspension (front)
Suspension (rear)
Engine 3164 cc, air cooled, flat-six

225 hp @ 5800 rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Power {{{Power}}}
Transmission 5-speed manual, 4-wheel drive
Fuel
Tyres
Notable entrants
Notable drivers
Debut pending (if not yet introduced)
Races competed
Race victories
Constructors' Championships
Drivers' Championships
Pole positions
Fastest laps
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Porsche 953 was a heavily modified variant of the 911, designed and built specifically to compete in the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally. It was a short lived model, replaced in 1985 by the 959. It is sometimes referred to as the 911 4x4, as it used the developmental, manually controlled four-wheel drive system that was intended to be used on the 959. Travelling on an extremely enhanced suspension, powered by a 300 bhp (220 kW), 6 cylinder engine, and weighing in at 2750 lb (1247 kg), it was extremely successful. Three of them finishing Paris-Dakar, one taking overall first place.

Gallery


Complete Racing Results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
YYYY (Constructor) (Engine) (Tyre code)

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