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Place Your Bids: Ultra-Rare 1 Of 77 Porsche 935 Race Car Shows Up For Sale On SBX Cars

Built to celebrate Porsche's motorsports legacy from the '70s, this pristine example only has 37 miles on the clock

by Amrit Balraj on July 8, 2024, 20:30

The Porsche 935 is a track-only racecar unveiled to commemorate the brand’s 70th anniversary at the Rennsport Reunion VI in 2018. It is based on the 911 GT2 RS and is finished in matte carbon over black to give it a raw carbon fiber appearance. It is a modern homage to the legendary 935 K endurance race car and is one of only 77 units made. When it came out, Porsche offered its customers a choice of eight exterior wraps with a selection of classic racing liveries. Now the cost of these cars varied depending on the livery and other options chosen, however, they did go upwards of a million dollars if you wanted to own one new. The 935, and the racecar to which it pays homage, has a famed aerodynamic body that earned it the nickname ’Moby Dick’, thanks to its sweeping ’Whale Tail’ rear end.

  • There are only 77 examples of the 935 and they cost upwards of a million dollars when they do show up on auction websites
  • The 935 cannot be registered for road use, it is a track-only single-seater pure racer
  • The 2019 935 is based on the Porsche 911 GT2-RS
  • The 935 can accelerate from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 211 MPH.
  • The original 935 race car won the 1979 24 Hours of Daytona

The Spectacular Specs Of The Porsche 935

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This Particular 935 Is An Ultra Low Mileage Example, With Only 37 Miles On The Odo

Powering the 935 is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine that produces 700 horsepower sending power to the rear wheels through a 7-speed PDK transmission. The chassis is made of a lightweight hybrid of aluminum and steel with the rest of the body composed of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Drawing on the technology of the 911 GT2 RS, the Porsche 935 is built for club racing and private track days. The 935’s silhouette stays true to its heritage with a streamlined extended rear, stretching the car to an impressive 4.87 meters long. At 2.03 meters wide, it boasts a substantial stance that translates to a superior grip on the track.

The 935 is a study in aerodynamics with a deep connection to Porsche’s racing heritage. The prominent wheel arch vents on the front fenders, shared with the 911 GT3 R, channel air to boost downforce on the front axle for superior grip during cornering. The aerodynamically optimized rims pay homage to the legendary 935/78, while the LED taillights integrated into the rear wing endplates are adopted straight from the championship-winning 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car.

This blend of iconic design with cutting-edge technology is evident throughout the 935. A massive rear wing, measuring nearly 2.0 meters wide and 15 inches deep, perfectly complements the front downforce for balanced aerodynamics. Even the side mirrors come from the Le Mans-winning 911 RSR, and the exposed titanium tailpipes are modeled after the successful 1968 Porsche 908. The 935 inherits a suite of driver assistance features from its road-legal sibling, including Porsche Stability Management (PSM) with traction control and an anti-lock braking system (ABS).

2019 Porsche 935

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From time to time these spectacular specimens show up on auction websites, but prepare to burn a hole in your pockets if you want to acquire one. Here’s another example wrapped in Interscope racing livery which ended up being sold for $1,626,000. This car seen here currently has eight more days of bidding to go, but expect the final price to touch seven figures.

Highlights

  • Single-seater near-standard non-homologated race car

  • Exterior is finished in matte carbon over black, giving it a raw carbon fiber appearance

  • Car is currently located in Stuhr, Germany

  • Serial number 28 of 77 units ever made

  • One-piece forged BBS alloy wheels with wheel covers optimized for aerodynamics

  • CFRP multi-function quick-release steering wheel and gear shift knob made from milled laminated wood

  • Ultra Low mileage - 37 Miles on the odometer

Amrit Balraj

Amrit Balraj

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