Porsche rekindles 935 moniker with special new Motorsport car 77 units of Moby Dick-inspired 991 GT2 RS to be built next year.
Porsche has turned back the clock by revealing a special edition 991 GT2 RS Clubsport evocative of its Moby Dick-inspired 935 of the 1970s. Built to mark 70 years of business for the Stuttgart manufacturer, the new 935 – complete with iconic flatnose – is a track-only car released by the Motorsport department. Modelled on the famous 935/78 racer which fans of the time dubbed ‘Moby Dick’ thanks to its size and elongated appearance, the base engine and chassis has been lifted directly from Porsche’s current 700hp Rennsport behemoth, with fundamental tweaks instead directed at the car’s aerodynamics. Vice president of Motorsport and GT cars, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, said at the car’s release at Rennsport Reunion VI: “Because the car isn’t homologated, engineers and designers didn’t have to follow the usual rules and thus had freedom in the development [of the car].”
Although its silhouette and livery honours that famous Moby Dick racer, Porsche says the 1,380kg car comes with several design cues from throughout its rich racing heritage. The new 935’s exposed titanium tailpipes are reminiscent of those found on Porsche’s early 908 race car, while inside, the PDK shifter is decorated in wood in homage to Porsche’s first overall Le Mans winner in the 917. Thin LED light strips mounted on the trailing edge of the new 935’s wing are, according to Porsche, a nod to its most recent racing icon in the decorated 919 e-hybrid, while the side mirrors hail from the Le Mans-winning 991 RSR.
Porsche will only build 77 examples of its new 935, each with a staggering price tag of €701,948 plus country-specific VAT. The new 935 will be delivered in the first half of 2019.