We welcomed a very special guest to our Below Zero Ice Driving school for a recent visit; Amazon’s Top Gear ‘DriveTribe’ team.
Henry was here to try some ice driving and for a ride in this Tuthill-built Group B Porsche 911 SC RS. We built this classic Porsche for its current owner a few years ago, and they have made great use of it ever since. As well as some rallying and winter ice driving, the car has been raced at the Nurburgring, claiming pole position in class around the 25-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit.
DriveTribe’s Henry Catchpole enjoyed his run alongside Richard in the 911 SC RS, which was fitted with ice driving tyres and 7mm studs for optimum traction. “Even as I sit and marvel, trying to make sense of it all from the security of a bucket seat and six-point harness, I know that this is going to rank as one of the great experiences of my life,” says Henry in his DriveTribe Porsche story.
Tuthill’s connection to Porsche 911 SC RS heritage began with shell preparation for the Prodrive Rothmans 911 SC RS rally cars. We have since continued to maintain genuine SC RS 911s for some long-time owners and since built a number of proper SC RS recreations, all with FIA Historic Technical Passports. This SC RS was built on a 1984 Turbo-Look Carrera Coupe, which gave us a head start on FIA homologation by providing the Turbo suspension and brakes. The engine was built to FIA spec with the ultra-rare Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection pump.
Watch the video below to hear the sound of an SC RS at speed on a snow-covered Swedish rally stage, used for testing by WRC teams and our own ice driving customers. On ice, snow or at the race track, this is a very special car. Contact Tuthill Porsche to discuss building your very own special Porsche project.