Porche celebrates 70th Anniversary with the new limited edition of 1970's 935 Race Car

  • 9th, Oct 2018 11:30 AM
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The German Automaker Porsche is all set to launch limited editions of yesteryears classic 'the 935'. The track car will also mark the German Automakers 70th anniversary in the Auto Industry. The car has had a cult following among race car lovers and the reworked   935 promises similar if not equal experience to the millennials too. In fact, Porsche has said that the car is a birthday present to all Porsche Motorsport fans around the globe. The 'Moby Dick' as it is referred to in popular culture gets longer by 4.87m  and wider by 2.03m for its 2018 avatar.

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A major face behind the evolution of the original 935 was  Norbert Singer who was the Project engineers for the  Porche 935 division. The legendary 'whale tail' was shaped under his tenure. Other than this, a whole host of aerodynamic features and upgrades were added successively with each launch over a period of time during the 70's. However, the aerodynamic elements had little claims as far as race wins to go. Reportedly, the 'Moby Dick' 935/78 won only one race during its lifetime which came during the  1978 Silverstone Six Hours. Other than this, fuel efficiency and a few nagging technical issues meant that the most popular version could never make to the honors board at   Le Mans. In total, the 935 and its various variants won  100 sportscar races.

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Only 77 units of the new 935 will go into production. The newly launched limited edition trim will borrow features and make of the 911 GT2 RS. Expect quite a few heavy updates on the new  911. The outer shell of the new 935 was earlier showcased at the  Rennsport Reunion event at Laguna Seca in California. The new updates make the body seem strikingly different from its parent shell. Immediate attention grabbers are the elongated tail with larger rear wings. It is reminiscent of the 935/78 that was on the tracks at Le Mans in 1978. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Porsche's vice president for motorsport, said: 'Because the car isn't homologated [for competition], engineers and designers didn't have to follow the usual rules and thus had freedom in the development. This freedom for development can widely be seen with the new 935 not just borrowing from one but a host of popular  Porsche racers that have dawned the tracks over the years. These include:

  • 919 Hybrid LMP1 Car.
  • Side mirrors from current 911 RSR Racer.
  • Titanium Tail Pipes from 1968 Porsche 908.

Under the hood, the new race mill will be powered by  3.8-litre, six-cylinder twin-turbo churning 700 hp of power. Transmission duties rest on the  7-speed gearbox. The 935 will be an all wheel drive with a limited-slip differential. Passenger comfort and safety will rest on premium features like  

  • Driver Assistance.
  • Anti-Lock Braking.
  • Traction Control.

When it hits the UK roads, an all-new 935 is expected to cost around €701,948 plus VAT, with deliveries expected in June 2019.