The 1978 Porsche 911 SC “Safari” driven by Ken Block was launched at the classic Safari Rally in East Africa in February 2022.
Shortly after the block broke away from Ford, he decided that one of the cars he really wanted to race was the 911. He turned to Tuthill Porsche to create the perfect 911, and they built the car for the occasion.
This runner started life as the original 911 SC, but before reinforcement measures were taken, its shell was removed and turned into bare metal. The Tuthill Porsche spent about 350 hours strengthening the car, including installing double-deck roofs and updated fasteners for the shock absorbers. The 911 SC also has 15-inch Braid alloy wheels wrapped in 205/65 Dunlop Direzza 86RW rally tires, equipped with full under-body protection and has two sporty safari roads.
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Like the appearance, the cabin has undergone many modifications. These include the installation of welded coils, custom-made electric looms, racing equipment, built-in and manual fire extinguishers, heated front windows and many tools on door cards, including wheel nuts.
The Tuthill Porsche retains the car’s original 3.0-liter natural exhaust flat six, but has redesigned it and installed a rally-specific transmission shaft. It is about 280 hp. and the engine works in conjunction with an order box with a limited slip differential in the form of a plate. As for the suspension, the EXE-TC has five-way adjustable shock absorbers and reinforced rear arms.
The block competed in the 911 SC Safari from February 10-18 with co-driver Alex Gelsomino. The car is on sale Assembling cars it has finished the rally, ie some body panels are damaged and it can also be thoroughly cleaned. The listing states that the car is allowed to travel in the UK.
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