The original inspiration
Porsche debuted the 935 in 1976, and it quickly became a force to be reckoned with in Europe and abroad. By 1978 its competitive edge was beginning to wane, leading to a third iteration focused singularly on Le Mans. An 845hp (621kw) water-cooled 3.2-litre engine was developed, and proved monstrously fast (367km/h down the Mulsanne in qualifying was unmatched) but trouble in the race meant eighth was the best Schurti and Stommelen could manage. It mattered little, as by then the legend of Moby Dick was established.