Officially unveiled in September 2018 at Rennsport Reunion VI at Laguna Seca, California, the 2019 Porsche 935 was immediately unleashed for several hot laps around the storied circuit to the delight of the astonished crowd. A styling, aerodynamic, and technological tour de force, the new car was based on the 911 GT2 RS mechanicals, and begins with a lightweight tub cloaked in carbon reinforced plastic bodywork. Its spectacular, modern aerodynamic shape and massive rear wing create downforce, cool brakes, and extract hot air, while unmistakably paying tribute to the Porsche 935/78 “Moby Dick.”
Its sparsely trimmed carbon fiber cabin features a fully integrated roll cage, fire suppression system, a single wraparound Recaro racing seat, and six-point racing harness. The driver monitors and controls Porsche Stability Management, ABS, traction control, TPMS, and even a pit-speed limiter through the CFK multifunction steering wheel and instrument cluster sourced from the GT3 R. The only real creature comfort is air-conditioning.
For power, the 935 relies upon an uprated 700 hp, 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged, flat-six engine and solid-mounted seven-speed Doppelkupplung (PDK) gearbox from the GT2 RS to drive an electronically adjustable, limited-slip differential optimized for the racetrack. Reaching 0–60 in 2.3 seconds, its top speed is 211 mph. Braking is accomplished through four-wheel, six-piston aluminum monobloc calipers, and 380/355 mm ventilated steel rotors.
Porsche built just 77 of the 935s for the 2020 model year. Base priced at $829,000, applications to purchase a car were carefully evaluated, and the lucky recipients were hand selected. There was no configurator for the 935. Details and specifications were discussed directly with Porsche by telephone or email.
This car is no. 51 of 77, and was purchased new by a noted American Porsche collector. Today, the car remains in pristine, as-delivered condition, having never been raced or tracked. Even the tie-down transport lugs remain in place. The car retains its factory-placed warning stickers and protective wrappings, and is accompanied by a large pallet of spares from Porsche, including BBS wheels, Michelin track tires, brake rotors, and cases of consumable parts.
One of 77 Produced for Porsche’s 70th Anniversary
As-Delivered Condition with Tool Boxes and Spares
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