The singular tenet of my passion for the Porsche brand is rooted in the fact that, traditionally, enthusiasts have truly used their Porsches. While there are some who would hide them away as private jewels in a vault, many prefer to get out and flog their Porsches as often as humanly possible. The Macan, since its inception, has been truly built to be used. It is a tool, a means to an end, but a damn fun one. LP Racing, apparently based in Hungary, has prepared this Macan for serious off-road racing, and that is just A-okay with us.
Below you can check out a handful of videos that the team have produced showing the Porsche’s capabilities.
It’s quite obvious that there is very little original Macan remaining in this wild two-door beast with serious off-road suspension and a mostly custom body. The tail lights, front fascia, and overall silhouette remain, but not much else. Even in spirit, this quasi-Macan is living up to the car’s ultimate desires. It’s been too long since Porsche was properly involved in Rally Raid style events, and something like this with factory backing could be seriously awesome to run Baja or Dakar events.
Porsche’s factory efforts at Dakar in the 1980s are the stuff of legend, winning on the world stage with a jacked-up 959-based racer. If they were to produce a result like that with their run-of-the-mill SUV design, we’d stand up and applaud. Being that the Macan is Porsche’s most popular model in the brand’s history, it seems like a no-brainer to us to give the model even more worldwide visibility with a motorsport program. Just check out these videos if you don’t believe us.