All the mods are aimed at making this a rare 911 for off-road trails.
Porsche spends millions of dollars, countless engineers, and years to perfect the on-road and on-track performance of the revered 911. So, it's almost a bit of a slap in the face when the 911 is modified to perform a job for which it wasn't originally conceived, namely, off-roading - unless, of course, it's Porsche's own 911 Safari.
Singer Vehicle Design gets a pass for its astounding Singer All-Terrain Competition Study, though, a rally-style 911 with a penchant for flying across muddy trails. A less extreme version of that is this modified 2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S that is currently listed for sale on Bring A Trailer. It has been totally transformed from the original car.
Immediately noticeable are the all-terrain 225/65 BF Goodrich T/A KO2 tires, the lifted suspension, and a light pod that sits across the hood - this arrangement is made up of four Hella Rallye 4000i xenon bulbs. To prove that this isn't some half-hearted attempt at giving this 911 a real chance in the wild, there is even a Yakima roof rack with a shovel and an axe.
The ducktail spoiler is a more common feature of special edition 911 models like the original 911 Carrera RS, but on this Safari-style Porsche, it tends to pale in comparison to all the other extras. The paint color is Meteor Gray Metallic, and while the car generally seems to be in good shape, the seller notes a few bodywork scratches - these seem almost appropriate given the off-road-style makeover.
While you're surprising some unsuspecting, gravelly-sounding Land Rovers in the woods, you can enjoy the sound of the stock 3.8-liter flat-six engine which produces 355 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power is directed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox and the Porsche has completed about 60,000 miles.
There is a JRZ Motorsport double-adjustable suspension kit, inverted front/rear shafts, and 12-inch/15-inch front/rear springs. Apparently, "all suspension geometry" has been corrected based on the higher ride height. There are also skid plates to protect the rear-end as well as the gas tank.
Inside, there are Recaro Sportster CS seats and Schroth four-point harnesses to hold you in place. A half roll-cage has been installed behind the front seats, while the Momo steering wheel is wrapped in grippy Alcantara. A tall CAE Ultra Shifter takes the place of the standard gearshift knob.
Overall, this Safari-style 911 looks ready to play. For those who can afford it and probably already have a 911 Turbo in the garage - the current bid is sitting at just over $88,000 - it's an attractive purchase simply for the sheer audaciousness of it all. For the rest of us, the Cayenne is probably a safer bet.