Mark your calendars! Porsche Palm Springs is celebrating 75 years of Porsche greatness in remarkable style with a very special one-day event on June 10th: the display of 16 iconic 911 RS Porsches.
Nathan Campbell, a sales representative for Porsche Palm Springs, thoroughly curated the world-class collection.
Porsche Palm Springs will have the following RS models on display:
- 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
Nate is confident that this will be the largest assembly of RS models on display under one dealership roof.
The highlights, he noted, include the 911 SC/RS.
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The 911 SC/RS holds the esteemed status as the holy grail within the Porsche RS lineage with just 20 cars produced.
Built as a Homologation “special” at the request of sponsor Rothmans as an FIA Gruppe “B” Rally Porsche, the SC/RS drew inspiration from the construction concepts of the 911 RS/RSR from a decade earlier, as stated on the 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.”
Road Scholars 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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