An air-cooled Porsche 911 with a proper off-road suspension is a rather undeniably cool combo as it not only looks great -especially to rally fans- but also adds another layer to the character of the popular German sports car.
Safari-spec 911s are not a new idea of course as they draw inspiration from the numerous 911 rally cars of the past, like the Rothman 911 SC RS from the 1980s.
Matt Farah’s new car is a 1987 Porsche 911 that has been converted to Safari specification by the Keen Project. The car features a four-inch lift on Elephant Racing suspension, a lighting pod on the bonnet, rally-style door mirrors, a roll bar, a rebuilt 3.2-liter motor paired to the G50 tranmission and more.
Matt wanted his Safari 911 for daily driving in the streets of LA so he opted for a pair of comfy bucket seats, a good audio system and of course kept all the amenities that you usually want from a daily driver.
Having so much more suspension travel can do wonders to a car’s ride comfort, as Farah found out when he was driving his personal first-gen Ford Raptor a few years back. The Raptor’s huge size however isn’t what you would call friendly for urban driving duties. The 911 on the other hand has the right size and now with the Safari-spec mods, it also has that soft ride that irons bumps and imperfections while retaining the Porsche magic.
Is Matt’s choice for city driving simply genius? We feel obligated to nod in agreement.