The 911 SC/RS is truly the holy Grail of the Porsche RS lineage with only 20 cars produce. This is the rarest of the street legal RS’s and remains in as delivered condition with only 1,600 Km’s since new.
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. 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 cars cost 190,000 DM or $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 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 SC/RS utilized performance parts from other models. 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 a 255hp engine, the SC/RS was the fastest normally-aspirated “production” Porsche street car up to that time. The German magazine AutoMotor und Sport recorded a 0-60 time of 4.9 seconds for a street SC/RS.
SC/RS chassis 0018 was sold new to Matsuda’s “Porsche Museum of Japan,” and it was never raced. It has only 1,600 kilometers from new and is completely original down to Pirelli P-7 tires.
No. 018 of 20 Built
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