1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS

To satisfy FIA Group B homologation requirements, Porsche built 20 examples of the 911 SC/RS with Rothmans providing sponsorship, a role they were happy to play following the success of Porsche's Group C racing program. Among the 911 SC/RS accolades were winning the 1984 and 1985 Middle East Rally Championship and finished second in the 1984 European Rally Championship.

Group B specifications was for rally cars based on two-seat production sports cars. The 911 SC/RS, internally known as the 953, was an evolution of the production 911 SC rear-engined coupe. It was given a stiffened production 930 shell with the doors, deck, trunk lids, and fenders made from lightweight aluminum. The bumpers and rear wing were made of fiberglass. The suspension was comprised of torsion bars; in 1985, the FIA allowed coil helper springs. The engine powering the SC/RS was based on the 3.0-liter 911 SC with a higher compression ratio of 10.3:1 and a Bosch mechanical fuel injection system. In road specification, the engine offered 250 horsepower. In race trim, that figure rose to 280 bhp.

Six of the 20 911 SC/RS were sent to David Richards Autosports in the United Kingdom. The team would eventually become very successful in rally and sports car racing teams, known as Prodrive. With funding by Rothmans and in collaboration with Porsche's motorsports department in Weissach, these 911 SC/RS cars were prepared and used in international rally events starting in 1984. Modifications from factory SC/RS specification included steel fenders, fiberglass doors and lids, and unique dashboards and door panels. These changes were made to help improve the vehicle's durability.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019
1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS vehicle information

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During the winter of 1983, three 4WD 911 rally cars (internal Type 953) were built in the Weissach R&D department and entered in the 1984 Paris-Dakar rally. The 911 rally versions were powered by 3.2 liter Boxer engines with reduced engine compressio....[continue reading]

1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS vehicle information

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Chassis Num: WPOZZZ91Z85110018

The 1984 911 SCRS was a 4-wheel-drive international Group B homologation special SC-based rally car - an example won the car class on the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally driven by Rene Metge and Dominique Lemoyne (and again in 1986). These hand-made rally car....[continue reading]

1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS vehicle information

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The Rothmans Tobacco Company was an active promoter of many forms of motorsports in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of the high points of that sponsorship were the 1982 1-2-3 LeMans victory with the Porsche 956 and the 1985 World Sportscar Championship. In....[continue reading]

1984 Porsche 911 SC/RS vehicle information

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Chassis Num: WP0ZZZ91ZES100505
Engine Num: 63E09022

Prescott Kelly purchased four of the surplus DRA 911 SC/RS models when their racing careers had concluded. This particular 911 was built by DRA using a 1984 Porsche factory replacement tub, number 004 0035. This was not uncommon, as several of the SC....[continue reading]

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