The more casual Porsche viewer might be forgiven for being unaware of the company’s considerable success at rallying and off road racing. For the rest of us, we were brought up on images of Rothmans Porsche 911’s across the globe competing everywhere from the tight country lanes of Ireland to the vast open spaces of the Sahara. From Billy Coleman and Saeed al Hajeri (Sid Hedgerow to his fans) and the legend of Jackie Ickx, Rothmans Porsche won pretty much everywhere they turn their resources to.
In this video, seven-time Pikes Peak Champion Jeff Zwart discusses this alter ego of the Porsche 911 – Rallying and Off-Roading. Watch Jeff drive Pikes Peak in his hillclimb car and then drive the Porsche Museum’s rare Paris-Dakar winning Type 953, the All-Wheel-Drive 911 precursor to the 959.
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