The Adventurous Entrepreneur and His Porsche 911 Dakar: An 11,000 km Spontaneous Journey Through China

Upon completing this second cross-country adventure, the odometer of the Porsche 911 Dakar will hit an impressive 50,000 km, all within less than a year of ownership.


The owner of the first official Porsche 911 Dakar in Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Anh, has shared his plans for a second road trip to China on his personal page.

The second trip to China will cover only 1/3 of the distance of the previous trip.

Mr. Hoang Anh’s upcoming journey will be a more concise version of his previous expedition across the Gobi Desert in China, covering only a third of the distance. However, the routes and scenery promise to be just as captivating. The total expected distance is 10,407 km, with the main destinations being Kailash and Pagong in China.

Porsche 911 Dakar at the border crossing.

The owner of the Porsche from Hai Phong shared that this trip will have five “no’s”: no fixed itinerary, no meals included, no accommodation included, no entrance fees, and no highways. He will return once his visa expires.

This Porsche, owned by a businessman from Hai Phong, arrived in Vietnam in August 2023. It is the first official 911 Dakar in the country and one of only 2,500 produced globally. In the nearly two years since its arrival, the car has already embarked on several significant journeys, including the Gobi Desert expedition in China and a transcontinental trip across Asia and Europe in 2024.

The 911 Dakar is based on the standard 911 Carrera but has been upgraded for off-road capabilities. Porsche has adjusted the suspension, raising the ground clearance to 200 mm, 80 mm higher than regular 911 models. When the Off-road High Level mode is activated, the ground clearance increases by an additional 30 mm, allowing it to navigate speed bumps and potholes with ease.

This mode automatically turns off when the car exceeds 170 km/h.

The Porsche 911 Dakar of the Hai Phong businessman on his first trip to China.

The Porsche 911 Dakar is powered by a 3.0L flat-six engine producing 473 horsepower and 570 Nm of torque, paired with an 8-speed PDK automatic transmission and AWD. This setup enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 240 km/h.

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