This is my Speed Champions style air cooled Porsche 911 "Safari." For those that don't know, Leh Keen is an American race car driver that now builds his own design of off road rally race inspired air cooled Porsche 911 hot rods.
About this creation
My Speed Champions Safari is not supposed to be Leh's exact red 911, but was inspired by it. There are pictures of his real car at the bottom of the page.
Most of you have seen my many other Speed Champion style Porsches. I am starting with photos of the Safari and my 911 RSR so you can more easily see the difference from a sports car and a safari.
Most of my cars are built as low to the ground as possible that still allows them to roll freely.
The safari was built to have enough ground clearance to tear down unpaved roads as quickly as possible.
I added a front skid plate to protect the front suspension.
I cut down the front fascia on the car to give it more of an angle for driving up off road slopes and inclines.
I added extra lights on a front push bumper so the fun does not have to stop after dark.
I needed a long CB radio whip antenna, so the driver can trash talk his off road buddies as he blows the doors off their Ford Raptors and Jeep Wranglers as he speeds by.
The Porsche crest sticker on the front is from the LEGO Speed Champions official LEGO sets.
I decided to to with a flat whale tail on the back, as none of my 911 builds have had one yet (the tea tray wing on the 930 is not a whale tail for the non-Porschephiles amoung you).
In the future I may add a roof rack with a spare wheel and tire.
This Safari built by Kelly Moss Motosports has a higher ground clearance and more wheel travel than the Leh Keen car. My car has a similar stance to this one.
Quoting Henrik Jensen
Very nice work, I like the added off-road details, but maybe you have raised the body a little too much.
I struggled with the ride hieght to be sure.
The first time around I built it half way between where it is now and my normal low Porsche 911’s ride hieght. It didn’t look “off-road” at all, it just looked like a regular ride height LEGO car. My 13 year old said I should exaggerate it by going up another plate. Now my sports cars are low, regular LEGO Group cars are “normal” ground clearance, and the Safari is “off-road” ground clearance.