Porsche has unveiled a new 935 racer that marries old-school styling with cutting edge technology.
It’s been more than a week since Porsche has announced a new car that harkens back to their days of yore, so that means it’s time for our news feeds to be graced with the presence of yet another Porsche throwback.
Not that they’re getting old or anything.
This particular model is built from Porsche’s ludicrously fast 911 GT2 RS and is made to look like their 935 race car from the heady days of 1976. Back then, rules hadn’t been placed yet to limit power from Porsche’s 3.3-L twin-turbo flat six, so it could produce an incredible 845 hp.
The new 935, called the Clubsport 935, has a slightly tuned version of the 911 GT2 RS engine which puts out approximately 700 hp. But even though it’s not nearly as powerful as the old 935, we’re still certain that the Clubsport 935 will be fast enough to satisfy.
In keeping with Porsche’s modus operandi, the Clubsport 935 is an amalgamation of new tech and old-school styling. The body is made from ultra-lightweight carbon fiber composite that’s both wider and longer than the GT2 RS. Total length is actually now 16 feet, which is extremely long for a Porsche.
McLaren longtails can eat their hearts out.
Those solid-piece rims are modeled after the original 935/78 racer, while the rear LED lights on the giant wing are taken from the 919 Hybrid Le Mans car. That bonkers titanium exhaust is meant to look like the Porsche 908 all the way back in 1968, and the knob on the gear shifter has wooden laminate just like the Carrera GT.
The racing steering wheel is ultra-modern, however, taken from the 911 GT3 R.
Despite the fact that the Clubsport 935 is 200 lbs lighter than the GT2 RS, Porsche still managed to find a way to shave all those pounds and still keep the air conditioning. You’ll be racing in comfort with this racer.
Pricing starts at $815,000, although Porsche only listed the price in Euros. We’re not sure if this means that Porsche won’t sell any of the 77 to be produced here in the US, or if they’re just taking a dig at the current trade tensions between Germany and America. Deliveries will begin next June.