Mark your calendars! Porsche Palm Springs is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Porsche in spectacular fashion with a very special one-day event on June 10th:the display of 16 iconic 911 RS Porsches.
The collection was curated by Nathan Campbell, a sales representative for Porsche Palm Springs.
The following RS models will be on display at Porsche Palm Springs:
- 1973 Porsche 911 RS
- 1974 Porsche 911 RS
- 1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS
- 1992 Porsche 911/964 RS
- 1992 Porsche 911/964 RS
- 1994 Porsche 911/964 3.8
- 1995 Porsche 911/993 RS
- 1995 Porsche 911/993 GT2
- 2004 Porsche 911/996 GT3 RS
- 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
- 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
- 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS
- 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
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Nate is confident that this will be the largest assembly of RS models on display under one dealership roof at the same event.
The highlights, he noted, include the 911 SC/RS.
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The 911 SC/RS is considered the holy grail of the Porsche RS lineage with only 20 cars produced.
Built as a Homologation “special” at the request of sponsor Rothmans as an FIA Gruppe “B” Rally Porsche, the SC/RS borrowed freely from the 911 RS/RSR construction concepts of a decade earlier, according to Road Scholars website.
“As a two wheel drive evolution of the discontinued 911 SC model, only twenty cars had to be built in order to satisfy the rules.
These were numbered 001 to 0020, with most being pressed into immediate FIA Rally service by factory teams such as Rothmans (six cars) as well as for privateer use. These models carried a price tag of $72,000 US in 1984.
The substitution of factory lightweight items produced a curb weight of just 2160 lbs, 1,000 pounds lighter than a street SC model.
It did so with a lightweight body shell, aluminum hood, fenders, rear deck, and door panels. Additional weight savings were achieved with thin glass, 935 racing seats, and Kevlar bumpers.”
The website notes that the SC/RS utilized performance parts from other models.
For instance, the 917 model donated brakes and the earlier RSR and 935 “provided suspension components, fabricated exhaust headers, clutch, gears, mechanical fuel injection, dry sump, front sway bar, and limited slip differential.”
With its 255 horsepower engine, SC/RS was the fastest normally-aspirated production Porsche model.
The German magazine AutoMotor und Sport recorded a zero-to-60 time of 4.9 seconds for a street-legal SC/RS.
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