Porsche Motorsport marks 70th anniversary with 911 GT2 RS based homage to the legendary 935
Porsche’s Motorsport department has celebrated the company’s 70th anniversary with a 911 GT2 RS homage to the 935 “Moby Dick” race car of the 1970s. Revealed at Rennsport Reunion, the new 935 racer isn’t homologated for championship racing, rather the 77 examples are expected to be used in club motorsport events and at track days.
Based on the current 911 GT2 RS road car the new $1.3 Million 935 is fitted with the same 521kW, 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine and seven-speed PDK transmission as found in the road car. There’s even Porsche Stability Management fitted as standard along with ABS brakes.
Replacing the 911 GT2 RS’s regular steel and aluminium body is a modern day interpretation of the original Moby Dick’s extreme aerodynamic bodywork manufactured from lighter carbon fibre composites.
Inside the GT2 RS’s road car interior has been switched for something more reminiscent of a Le Mans winning RSR, with a full cage, carbon dash and bucket seats. Porsche Motorsport has even gone as far as switching the regular PDK shift lever for one made from wood, reminiscent of the 917.
Weighing 1380kg, the new 935 features an emergency escape hatch in the roof, air jacks for pit stops and an instrument display straight from a 911 RSR racer complete with data logger.
Brakes are cast-iron discs with six and four-piston callipers front to rear and a cockpit mounted adjustable bias valve. The front suspension is MacPherson struts with forged links and three-way adjustable motorsport dampers, with reinforced tie-rods. There’s a multi-link set-up at the rear. 18-inch forged centre-lock wheels, measuring 11.5 and 13-inch front to rear will be fitted with Michelin tyres.
Just 77 examples of the new 835 racer will be produced priced from €701,948 (£625,000) plus local taxes, with deliveries schedule for June 2019, so expect a demonstration at race the 24 Hours of Le Mans.