Travelling just shy of 11,000 kilometers in purpose-built, air-cooled Porsche 911s and first- and second-generation Cayennes through some of South America’s harshest terrains over 39 thrilling days, KALMAR Beyond Adventure’s (KBA) privateer teams triumphantly crossed the finish line of its Trans-Andes rally in Mid-November. With specially equipped 964- and 993-series 911s, along with special purpose Cayennes, all built by KALMAR Automotive (KA), all eight crews successfully completed the remarkable journey from Lima to Ushuaia.
KALMAR Beyond Adventure was founded to take like-minded explorers, Porsche fans and private individuals to the edges of the world rarely seen by car, on bespoke and challenging adventures. In this edition, the eight teams, and cars, all arrived in Lima on October 11 and ended, 11,000 kilometers, 39 days later in Ushuaia, the most southern tip of South America.
A challenging adventure unlike other tours and events, this edition featured the crossing of deserts, climbing some of the world’s highest roads, navigating the largest salt pan on earth and journeying down parts of the Pan-American Highway. From Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca, the Atacama Desert to the Uyuni Salt Flat, the participants experienced a wealth of natural beauty from the comfort of their specifically designed Porsches.