Ok, so you need a new car and you want some extra room. However, given the price of gas today, you don’t want and/or need a full blown SUV like the Porsche Cayenne. Well, DP Motorsport has just the answer. The DP44 or DP Cargo is a beautifully customized station wagon (what the Brit’s would call an ‘estate’ or a ‘shooting brake’) based on a Porsche 944 platform mated with a highly modified roof from a VW Passat and other custom created parts.
Many of you may know DP Motorsport (founded by Ekkehard Zimmermann) as the creator of the DP 35 or “K3” the Porsche 935 that went on to win Le Mans in 1979. Since then Zimmerman and DP Motorsport have continued in their quest to constantly improve on and evolve various Porsche models including the 944, 911, 993, 996, 997, etc.
Headquartered in Cologne Germany, DP Motorsport began producing the Cargo in the late 80’s. With fewer than 10 cars delivered so far, DP recently announced that between 5 to 10 kits remain available for prospective buyers.
Modifications don’t stop with the exterior styling. The interior includes color matched seating, side panels and headliner (in full leather) along with a flat rear floor for ease of loading cargo. If you have two months to wait, a donor 944 and about $30,000 then this could be the car for you.
Porsche Purists may Object to a Porsche Station Wagon
I don’t know about you, but I like the styling of this much better than the Cayenne. Porsche “purists” may not like the idea, but to me this would be a highly marketable model and could easily compete with offerings from BMW, Mercedes and Audi. What do you think?
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