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Weekend Drive: Mastering Icy Roads with the Porsche 911 Dakar Edition

By Hormazd Sorabjee

Apr 12, 2024 05:02 AM IST

Driving the Porsche 911 Dakar edition is a thrilling experience that transcends mere automotive enthusiasm. It's a lesson in precision, a dance on frozen surfaces, and a testament to Scandinavian finesse.

Twice-in-a-Month Adventure

What was meant to be a once-in-a-lifetime escapade turned into a delightful déjà vu. Fresh from my unforgettable stint driving the Audi RS4 on icy terrain, I found myself back on a Finnair flight to Kittilä within a month. The perks of my profession never cease to amaze.

Invited by Porsche

This time, the invitation came from Porsche. The allure of piloting the iconic 911 safely across an icy track was irresistible. And not just any 911—the Dakar edition. With its 480hp, 3.0-litre twin-turbo engine, this 911 is more than a sports car; it's a symphony of power and control.

Scandinavian Secrets

Scandinavians have honed the art of driving on ice to perfection. The Dakar edition demands finesse, responsiveness, and unwavering focus. Each turn, each slide, is a ballet of physics and intuition.


As I carved through the frozen landscape, I realized that mastering icy roads isn't just about horsepower—it's about finesse, respect for the elements, and the thrill of defying gravity.

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