For the incredibly fortunate 77 individuals that has their name down to own Porsche’s modern day reinterpretation of the legendary 935, a machine created by taking the already viciously quick 911 GT2 RS and festooning it with bits from the current RSR racer and a body informed equally by nostalgia and cutting edge aerodynamics, there are now more colour options for you.
The 935/78 was a prolific presence in motorsport spheres in the late 1970s, quickly earning its reputation as formidable with the right driver behind the wheel as well as for its uniquely stretched rear end, hence its nickname Moby Dick.
In the years of the original 935’s rein, the car competed under various teams in different types of events, but most notably for endurance racing. To commemorate that, Porsche is now offering the GT2 RS-based 935, yours for around $1m, to be delivered in a retro livery of your choice, even the Gulf Racing sky blue and light orange made famous by the 917.
Grant Larson, a noted designer for Porsche, was leading the team in charge of bringing classic racing liveries into modern day, resulting in seven custom exterior treatments: "We have reinterpreted the various racing eras of the 935 using computer design programs, initially orientating ourselves geometrically on the design of the Martini racing version. However, we had to recreate all graphical data using virtual reality and finally apply it to the outer skin of the 935. That was very exciting in itself."
While the car does not lack in the requisite aerodynamics and light-weighting regimen for motorsport weighing in at under 1400kg, the retro-evocative carbon fibre body still houses a fairly standard engine and powertrain combination lifted from the GT2 RS street car.
It’s twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat six produces 515kW and 750Nm, using a dual-clutch PDK transmission to funnel thrust to the rear wheels and its all-round Michelin slicks. While deliveries have yet to begin, it would be very interesting to see how much the new 935 is able to improve on the GT2 RS’ record-breaking Nurburgring time.