The New Limited-Edition Porsche 935 Will Be Available In Iconic Racing Colors

“This spectacular car is a birthday present from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the world,” says Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche VP motorsport.

Porsche unveiled the new 935, inspired by the 935/78 Moby Dick, with GT2 RS running gear. Now, the automaker has revealed the selection of colors that the race car that won the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans will be available in.

Porsche has not disappointed with its range of color schemes that recall the automaker’s most iconic race cars of the seventies and eighties. Among the options available, buyers can choose the Gulf Blue, Momo, Salzburg red, Vaillant, SACHS, JPS, and Interscope, all of which can be seen below.

The Porsche 935, which will understandably be a limited edition of which only 77 will be made, will feature a turbocharged flat-six engine. The automaker has said each race car will cost €701,948 or $783,732 plus country-specific VAT. Deliveries will begin in June of 2020.

“This spectacular car is a birthday present from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the world,” says Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, vice president motorsport and GT Cars. “Because the car isn’t homologated, engineers and designers didn’t have to follow the usual rules and thus had freedom in the development.”

Based on a 911 GT2 RS underneath, the new Porsche 935 panels have been replaced with carbon-fiber, though the GT2 RS DNA is still visible below. The race car will retain its streamlined rear and plunging aerodynamic fairings, which will extend the car out 4,870mm and shield the back of the car just like the classic Moby Dick.

The 935 also derives its rear-wing-mounted LED lights from the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car, side mirrors from the mid-engined 911 RSR, a current Le Mans winner, and titanium exhaust tips based on the 1968 Porsche 908. The interior carefully combines several classic Porsche race car elements, including a wooden gear knob seen in the 917, 909 and Carrera GT, a bucket seat, roll cage and six-point harness, and carbon-steering and digital display from the recent 2019 GT3 R.

As for performance, the 935 has the same engine and running gear as the contemporary 911 GT2 RS. Featuring a 3.8-liter flat-six twin-turbo engine, the 690bhp unit is reportedly the same as the one included in the GT2 RS. It also contains a seven-speed PDK transmission like the recent turbocharged range-topper, as well as, six-piston aluminum monobloc racing calipers and 380mm steel brake discs and four-piston calipers and 355mm discs in the rear.

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The original 935 won over 150 races worldwide, including more than 20 class wins. It notched outright wins in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans and won the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring six times each. It was also undefeated in the German DRM between 1977 and 1979 and won the FIA World Championship for Makes each year from 1976 to 1979.

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