Deep dive: Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar

It’s hard to imagine a modern supercar competing in the Paris-Dakar Rally, but that’s exactly what the Porsche 959 did back in the 1980s. This video from Porsche’s “Top Five” YouTube series explains how the 959 morphed from supercar to rally car. The all-wheel-drive 959 was designed with an eye toward Group B rallying, but …

Audi quits Formula E to focus on Dakar Rally, Le Mans return via LMDh

Audi on Monday made several major motorsport announcements. The brand with the four rings confirmed it will exit the Formula E Championship at the end of the 2020/2021 season, leaving Porsche to represent the Volkswagen Group in the electric open-wheel series. Instead, Audi will enter the Dakar Rally for the first time, using an electric …