THE 935 RETURNS
Builds Moby aick-inspired track car
SEVENTY-SEVEN lucky Porsche enthusiasts will be able to live out their Le Mans fantasies from behind the wheel of the new Porsche 935. Just 77 will be built at a cost of ¤701,948, which is approaching AUD$1.5m by the time currency conversion and the addition of local taxes has taken place.
Based on a 911 GT2 RS, the 935 blends elements from the GT3 R endurance racecar with retro elements from the famous 935/78, better known as ‘Moby Dick’, a 600kW monster built for the 1978 Le Mans 24 Hour and capable of 365km/h on the Mulsanne Straight.
The wild bodywork makes the 935 316mm longer and 56mm wider than the GT2 RS donor car, but thanks to predominantly carbon-fibre bodywork and a stripped-out interior, 90kg is shed, the 935 weighing in at just 1380kg.
Power remains at the same 515kW/750Nm as the GT2 RS, but thanks to the diet the 935’s power-toweight ratio improves from 350kW/ tonne to 373kW/tonne. Power is sent through a seven-speed dualclutch gearbox and racing-optimised differential to monster slicks which wrap around those gorgeous centre-lock aero wheels measuring 18 x 11.5-inch front and 18 x 13.0-inch rear.
The 935’s chassis is essentially as per the GT2 RS, albeit with steel brakes rather the carbon-ceramics, but on the inside the new-age Moby Dick is pure GT3 R, including a weld-in roll cage, FIA-spec racing seat (passenger seat optional), carbon steering wheel, integrated fire extinguisher system, 115litre fuel cell and air jacks.
Unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, the 935 is not road-legal, but for the wealthy and fortunate few it is the ultimate factory-built track toy. Massive rear spoiler measures 1909mm wide and 400mm deep and incorporates LED lights on its end plates like the 919 Hybrid LMP1 car