Porsche has unveiled the new 935 on the occasion of the historic
“Rennsport Reunion” motorsport event at Laguna Seca Raceway in California. The
515 kW (700 hp) racer featuring a body reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 935/78
will be produced in a limited number of 77 units. “This spectacular car is a birthday
present from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the world,” says Dr Frank-Steffen
Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars. “Because the car isn’t homologated,
engineers and designers didn’t have to follow the usual rules and thus had freedom in
The race car’s technology for clubsport events and private training on racetracks is
based on the 911 GT2 RS high-performance sports car. Like its historic predecessor,
most of the body has been replaced or supplemented by carbon-fibre composite parts
(CFRP). With its streamlined extended rear, the 935 reaches a length of 4.87 metres.
The width of the exclusive clubsport racer measures 2.03 metres.
The spectacular aerodynamics is a completely new development and pays tribute to
the Porsche 935/78 Le Mans race car, which fans dubbed “Moby Dick” due to its elongated
shape, massive fairings and white base colour. The distinctive wheel arch air
vents on the front fairings, which also feature on the GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R
customer vehicle, increase downforce at the front axle. Measuring 1,909 millimetres
in width by 400 millimetres in depth, the rear wing lends aerodynamic balance.
Many details of the exterior are a salute to winning vehicles from the company’s motor
racing history: The aerodynamically capped rims echo those of the 935/78, with the
LED rear lights on the rear wing endplates adopted from the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race
car. The side mirrors hail from the current Le Mans-winning 911 RSR, with the exposed
titanium tailpipes modelled on the Porsche 908 from 1968.
These references are carried through to the cockpit. The knob on the gearshift lever
has a laminated wood design and is reminiscent of racers such as the 917, the 909
Bergspyder and the Carrera GT super sports car. The carbon steering wheel and the
colour display behind it have been taken from the 911 GT3 R from the 2019 model
year. A massive safety cage combined with a racing bucket seat and a six-point safety
harness ensure maximum safety. A second seat for the passenger is available as an
optional extra. Air conditioning provides optimal cooling of the interior.
The new 935 is powered by a state-of-the-art 3.8-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine,
which is largely identical to the high-performance standard unit mounted in the roadlegal
911 GT2 RS. Power is transferred to the rear engine via a seven-speed Porsche
Doppelkupplung (PDK) with rigid gearbox suspension at the 310-millimetre-wide rear
axle. Like in the GT road models of the 911, the driver changes gears via conveniently
positioned shift paddles on the steering wheel. Typical of the 911, the weight distribution
ensures excellent traction and braking performances. Six-piston aluminium monobloc
racing callipers on the front axle in combination with internally ventilated and
grooved steel brake discs with a 380-millimeter diameter provide excellent deceleration
values at the front axle. The rear axle is fitted with four-piston callipers and 355-millimeter
Like the road-legal 911 GT2 RS, the 1,380-kilogram 935 is equipped with PSM (Porsche
Stability Management) including traction control as well as an anti-lock braking
system (ABS). Thanks to a so-called map switch, these assistance systems can be
adjusted separately or switched off completely, depending on the driving situation.
The new Porsche 935 can be ordered now from 701,948 Euro plus country-specific
VAT. Customers will receive their vehicles from June 2019 at exclusive delivery events.