Porsche 959 'Dakar

Winner of the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1986

Three Porsches 959 were used in the Paris-Dakar Rally, with Jacky Ickx as the prime motivator.  in 1986 the 959 of René Metge en Dominic Lemoyne finished first and  the others ended second and 6th. 

- 2849 cc Twin-turbocharged flat-6,  390 bhp / 291 KW
- four-wheel-drive
- 6-speed manual
-  fully adjustable shock absorbers

Lego Technic Version

I designed and constructed this Lego Porsche 959 myself. This MOC isn't based on anything existing in the Lego community. I first drew all views in Adobe illustrator and printed it out on scale 1:8. The i used the printout as un undelay for the right proportions.

Specifications of the Lego Porsche 959 'Dakar'

Scale 1:8
weight: 4 kg
size: 54 x 23 cm
about 3000 pieces

Engine and drive train
- 6 cilinder flat engine
- four-wheel drive
- steering
- 6 speed gearbox: 5 forward and a reverse

- manually adjustable shockaborbers
- fake throttle with flexible cable to engine
- working brakes on rear wheels
- working clutch
- Selfmade stickers


throttle (blue), brake (white) and clutch (red)


Bodywork prototype

study with dummy stickers


in The Woods

The Bakelse Bossen



The Bakelse bossen


The lights

Working front and rear lights


Open hood

adjustable shockabsorbers


Door open

With battery visible