THE 935 RE­TURNS

Builds Moby aick-in­spired track car

Motor (Australia) - - FRONT END. PACE NOTES - – SN

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

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