The (revived) Porsche 935 is already a massively desirable machine, pieced together expertly to infuse the modern innards of a Nurburgring lap title-holding GT2 RS with more motorsport-derived mechanicals and a body that’s hewn for the cutting edge in aerodynamics but also oozes the retro cool of the Moby Dick 911 racers of the late 1970s.
And that body is topic of discussion today. Namely the fact that, instead of utilising any existing sheet metal from the GT2 RS, Porsche will be treating the limited run 935 to a completely carbon shell, or more accurately, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP).
As one of the 77 customers hand selected to be eligible to pay the Zuffenhausen automaker an obscene sum to own the 935, you’d have the option of selecting one out of a half dozen or so liveries that were designed to remain faithful to the historic Porsche racers of the past.
The option is potentially quite a pricey one, as you might imagine, and probably well worth the extra to give the unobtainium-level 911 degree of customisation it will never be offered again. However, Porsche has also experimented with leaving its bare carbon exterior unpainted, and has casually posted the images of the deliberately unfinished car on its social media channels.
Looks delicious, doesn’t it? And definitely a measurable degree more menacing than the Gulf Racing colour combo that, while very evocative of past glories, is also quite mild and friendly by comparison.
Even with the fancy paint job applied, the 935 tips the scales at just 1,380kg. Shedding it for a bare carbon look will give the car’s already next-level power-to-weight numbers an additional boost.
It goes without saying, though, that the 935 will be a beast to drive. The rear-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six produces 515kW and 750Nm, channeled through a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission to the rear wheels, shod all-round in specially developed Michelin slicks.
WIth nothing but clear coat to protect the expensive material from the elements, the street-illegal 935 might just scare other track day participants off their racing line. What price can you put on that?