The orig­i­nal in­spi­ra­tion

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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.

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