According to Autoblog, there are rumors that Porsche plans to reveal a new safari version of the 911 at the Beijing Motor Show in April, just as the Dakar Rally is about to begin.

If so, it would revive an important part of the iconic model’s history; not to mention the fact that the classic safari 911s are some of our all-time favorites.

Meanwhile, here’s some video of Porsche poobah Jeff Zwart driving the famed 953 (the 911′s “alter ego”) that Jacky Ickx drove to victory in the 1984 Dakar rally to get us in the mood.

Automotive aphrodisiac, if you will…