The Porsche 935, also known as the “Moby Dick” is a legendary race car from Porsche’s stables. This iconic car took to the track for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1978 and emerged as a winner. This legend is back as a modern day track only machine, complete with a Martini livery. Porsche unveiled the modern day Moby Dick at the Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca.
The original 935 was a terrifying car to drive despite its success. Walter Rohl, an experienced 935 driver once told that he had to keep both hands and a knee on the steering just to keep it in a straight line.
New Porsche 935 based on the new 911 GT2 RS
The modern 935, however, is based on the new 911 GT2 RS – a road legal car. This means that the new 935 runs on a similar 700hp 3.8-litre 6-cylinder engine with VTG twin turbochargers. This is paired with a similar seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox.
Porsche 935 interiors and features:
The car also gets tons of electronic goodness inside. It has a Cosworth digital dashboard, and driver-selectable ABS settings including a full manual mode. The steering wheel is a carbon fiber version from the 2019 911 GT3 R. A safety roll cage, a single racing bucket seat, and a six-point safety harness makes their way to cover the driver’s safety. Passenger’s seat is optional. It surprisingly also gets full air-conditioning.
“This spectacular car is a birthday present from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the world,” said Dr. Frank Walliser, head of Porsche Motorsport in a statement. “Because the car isn’t homologated, engineers and designers didn’t have to follow the usual rules and thus had freedom in the development.”
Everything is not all bells and whistles sadly. It is not road legal and is an exclusive track machine. The car is also really hard to come by as Porsche is making only 77 of these if you are ready to pay the hefty price tag that is. It costs a whopping USD 800,000.
The car looks and performs great undoubtedly. It is a treat to all Porsche fanatics and track lovers alike. This is a modern track racer with the history to back it up.
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