As part of the recognition of Porsche as the celebrated marque for Lime Rock Park’s Historic Festival, the Connecticut facility will host a collection of air-cooled Porsches, as well as some examples of more modern Porsche 911 GT3 RS and GT2 machines, this Labor Day weekend.
Architect Steven Harris will showcase his collection of Porsche vehicles during the festival, curated since getting his first-ever drive in a 911S.
The specifications and capabilities of each of the cars in this collection, which spans the decades, are quite varied, the collector said. Harris has long focused on the limited-production, highly specialized RS models through the years.
The Historic Festival display will include 15 911-based RS models, starting with an example of the 1973 911 Carrera RS and bookended by the 2019 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The display will also include the 1984 911 SC/RS Coupe.
“It was the last car to complete the set, the missing piece,” said Harris. “It was by far the hardest to find and is generally regarded to be the best example in the world. Interestingly, it’s the only RS car that’s rally capable – all the rest are track cars detuned for the road.”