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This modded 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe wants to safari so bad

This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe has been modded for off-roading.

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Most but their Porsche 911 for its good looks and high speed capabilities. A select few have the sense to buy one for its safari capabilities.

This 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe is currently listed on Cars & Bids, ready time deliver a rally experience for the right buyer.

In November 2019, the 911 Carrera was professionally converted to a Safari replica. The conversion cost over $10,000 and utilized Elephant Racing parts.

This 911 Carrera was professionally converted into a Safari replica using Elephant Racing parts in November 2019. Service records confirm the seller spent over $10,000 having a taller suspension installed and making the necessary modifications to accommodate it.

1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

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The long list of modifications includes all-terrain tires, mud flaps, Elephant Racing Safari suspension kit, strut bar, modified brake lines, relocated fuel pump, M&K muffler, front fog lights, a custom front bumper, fiberglass rear bumper, roof rack, decals on both sides, a RennShift shifter with wooden shift knob, and JBL Xtreme Bluetooth speaker.

Additional alterations include a 26.4-gallon fuel tank, LED headlights, a Momo steering wheel, and a five-point racing harness at each of the front seats.

It has a Ruby Red Metallic exterior paint job and a maroon interior.

The rear-wheel drive 911 comes powered by an air-cooled 3.2-liter flat-six engine that is paired with a five-speed manual transmission. The engine achieves 200 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. It was rebuilt in 2004.

It has 156,000 miles on the odometer. According to the Cars&Bids website, the AutoCheck history report “notes that this car's odometer was once described as exceeding its mechanical limits."

The Porsche rides on 16-inch wheels, has power window and seats, and an aftermarket CD player. Its interior features leather upholstery.

Like any true off-roader of its age, there are small scratches throughout the model.

The Elijay, Georgia-based seller assures that it comes with a clean title from Florida.

An Omega Speedmaster Automatic 38mm watch (reference 175.0033) is included with the sale. That watch features a rally-style leather band that is nearly a perfect match for the car's interior.

Current bidding for the car is up past $30,000.

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The all-electric Porsche Taycan took to a track in Germany to set a new world record.

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The record holder for the longest drift with an electric vehicle belongs to the Porsche Taycan. A rear-wheel drive version of the electric sedan took the Guinness World Records title at the Porsche Experience Center in Hockenheimring, near Heidelberg, Germany.

Porsche instructor Dennis Reter completed 210 laps of a 200 meter-long drift circle without the Taycan's front wheels ever pointing in the same direction as the curve. The feat took 55 minutes and covered a total of 42.171 kilometers. Reter's average speed behind the wheel was 46 km/h.

Porsche Taycan Guinness Book of World Records The attempt was logged using experts from various professions, including a professional from the Guinness Book of World Records.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

"When the driving stability programmes are switched off, a powerslide with the electric Porsche is extremely easy, especially of course with this model variant, which is driven exclusively via the rear wheels," said Retera, "Sufficient power is always available. The low centre of gravity and the long wheelbase ensure stability. The precise design of the chassis and steering allows for perfect control at all times, even when moving sideways".

Retera has an extensive performance driving background. He is currently the Chief Instructor at the Porsche Experience Centre Hockenheimring. Previously he has competed in karting, single seaters, and endurance car races. Still, it was a challenge for him to pilot the car during the record-making experience.

"Nevertheless, it was also very tiring for me to keep my concentration high for 210 laps, especially as the irrigated asphalt of the drift circuit does not provide the same grip everywhere. I concentrated on controlling the drift with the steering – this is more efficient than using the accelerator pedal and reduces the risk of spinning," said Retera.

The attempt took place under the supervision of Guinness World Records official record judge Joanne Brent on the irrigated driving dynamics area of the Experience Center. Brent has five years experience supervising Guinness World Record attempts. "We've had some drift records, but with an electric sports car it's something very special for us too," said Brent. "Here Porsche has done real pioneering work."

Porsche Taycan Guinness Book of World Records The drifting circle at the Porsche Experience Center is 80 meters.Photo courtesy of Porsche AG

Overseeing the event wasn't just an easy spectator sport. Brent documented the record with a number of technical aids and independent experts. Before the attempt, a local land surveyor measured the 80-meter diameter area where the attempt was to take place with millimetre precision. GPS and yaw rate sensors within the vehicle were used for documentation purposes, as was a camera installed on the roof of the track's control tower, with which the record ride was filmed.

Denise Ritzmann, the 2018 and 2019 European drifting campion was responsible for ensuring the car remained permanently drifted during the attempt. "You can see at a glance whether the front wheels are pointing in a different direction to the curve. As long as this is the case, the car is drifting," she said. Together with Brent, she also counted the laps completed during the record attempt.

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The Sorento Yosemite Edition is a one-off Kia model designed to showcase the company's new Sorento accessories line.

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For the 2021 model year, Kia redesigned its Sorento SUV. That fresh face began arriving in showrooms this month, with more trail-ready capability than ever before found on the model. To celebrate that, Kia has worked with LGE-CTS Motorsports to create two custom Sorentos inspired by America's National Parks.

Each of the models is built on the Sorento SX Prestige X-Line model, an SUV that features 20-inch wheels, increased ride height (8.2 inches versus the Sorento's traditional 6.9-inch height), improved approach and departure angles (18.4 degrees and 23.3 degrees, respectively, versus 16.8 degrees and 22.1 degrees), all-wheel drive with Snow drive mode, and a more robust roof rack.

2021 Kia Sorento Yosemite Edition

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The 2021 Sorento Yosemite Edition is named after California's Yosemite National Park, one of the country's first national parks. It's finished in a matte Pine Green paint job and has gloss and matte black exterior accents.

The 2021 Sorento Zion Edition gets its name from Zion National Park in southwest Utah. Like Yosemite, Zion is known for its long canyon full of trees with hills rising far above. The SUV wears a Desert Sand gloss paint color and has gloss black exterior accents. The Sorento Zion Edition has a full-length cargo top on its roof.

Both models have custom fender flares and ride on 32-inch all-terrain tires. Their body armor includes custom skid plates and brush guards finished in satin chrome.

Kia will be offering the Sorento with a range of port-installed and dealer-installed accessories including roof racks, tow hitches, and side steps.

2021 Kia Sorento Zion Edition

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Traditionally, these types of models would have debuted at a major auto show, like the LA Auto Show, then been shown at smaller auto shows throughout the country over the next year. Instead of that, these models debuted during Kia dealer meetings and will make their way across the country making what Kia calls "special appearances".

These models are not for retail sale.

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