Just before closing time last wednesday, a delivery from Stuttgart reached us: Spark has got the license for the reduction of the Porsche 935-reconstruction, with which the car manufacturer, on the occasion of the 70th birthday of the brand on basis of a 911 GT2 RS model series 991 II, reminds to the legandary Moby Dick; the Porsche 935/78 from 1978. The car was already presented as part of the historical motorsports event Racesport Reunion on the Laguna Seca Raceway in 2018. The 515 KW / 700 hp racing car has put Porsche in a small series of 77 pieces. "This spectacular car is the birthday gift from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the world," Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Motorsport and GT vehicles. Let's take a closer look at the role model and history.
The remake of Moby Dick is designed for club sport events and private track training. As with the prototype from 1978, large parts of the body were replaced or supplemented by add-on parts made of carbon fiber composite material CFK. With its streamlined rear, the new Porsche 935 extends to a length of 4.87 meters. In width, the exclusive Clubsport racer measures 2.03 meters. "Since the car is not homologated, engineers and designers did not have to follow the usual rules and could therefore develop freely," says Walliser. The spectacular aerodynamics is a complete new development and as mentioned in the beginning a homage to the Le Mans race car Porsche 935/78, which was called by the fans after the white whale from the novel by Herman Melville Moby Dick.
This designation owed the racing car of the endurance form, the massive widenings and the basic color white. Many details of the exterior of the new car cite successful vehicles from the in-house motorsport history: While the aerodynamically faired rims to those of the 935/78 recall, the LED taillights in the end plates of the rear wing are ajar to the LMP1-Renner 919 Hybrid. The exterior mirrors come from the current Le Mans winner 911 RSR, the exposed titanium tailpipes are modeled after the Porsche 908 from 1968. These quotes continue in the cockpit. The gear selector lever is designed in plywood look and reminiscent of the 917, the 909 Bergspyder or the supercar Carrera GT.
Precision in the model wherever you look
The carbon steering wheel and the color display behind it are taken over by the new 935 of the 911 GT3 R of the 2019 model year. A massive safety cage combined with a racing bucket seat and six-point belts ensure maximum safety. A second seat for the passenger side is available as an option. An air conditioning system ensures optimal interior cooling. The new 935 is powered by a state-of-the-art 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with twin turbocharging, which is largely identical to the high-performance standard power unit of the street-legal 911 GT2 RS. The power of the rear engine is transmitted via a seven-speed Porsche double clutch transmission PDK with rigid suspension to the 310 millimeters wide rear wheels. As with the GT road models of the 911, the driver presses the steering wheel to place the gears in an easily accessible position.
These are also found in the interior of the model, which was made from the high-quality polyurethane resine and which Spark delivers in the known precision to the fans. A dust-proof showcase is included. The modelcar WAP0219030K limited to 1,911 units in scale 1:18 is simply the blast for the weekend, do not you think?