At 11.20 local time, the first of a total of 25 Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberias left the Red Square in Moscow, heading for Ulaanbataar, the capital of Mongolia, where the 7,000 kilometre long-distance rally will finish on August 17. The Cayenne Transsyberias are a limited edition series equipped with some serious off-road modifications, such as a roll cage, a special air intake above the engine hood, a multi-component underbody guard, the Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control adapted for extreme off-road conditions, body sealant up to the side windows, special off-road tires and four roof-mounted headlamps. The Transsyberias also come with a navigation system specifically designed for off-roading, a Tripmaster computer, and two one-man tents. Porsche has set up a website that shows the progress of the Transsyberia Rally, check it out at

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