Porsche 935/78 coupe «moby dick»

935/78 «Moby Dick»


Porsche 935/78 «Moby Dick» on static display

For 1978, a third and final version of the 935 was developed, the 935/78, intended only for Le Mans. Due to the head gasket failures of the 1977 version, Porsche parted with their air cooling tradition and introduced water-cooled cylinder heads in the 1978 engine, and equipped them with four valves as well. The capacity was enlarged to 3.2 L, increasing its output to between 559–634 kW (760–862 PS; 750–850 hp). The weight, which was less important on the Le Mans straights, had to be 1,030 kg now. As this track, like most, was run clockwise, the driver seat was moved over to the right side for better weight distribution and sight in right-hand corners, like Dunlop, Tertre Rouge and Mulsanne, another distinctive feature of the 1978 model.

The new car again took full advantage of a new loophole in the Group 5 rules, of which BMW took advantage of and cut the floor pan of their car to mount the exhaust system at the front of the engine. Keeping this fact in view, the whole floor pan of the 935 was cut away, and the body was lowered by 10 cm (3.9 in). The gearbox was mounted upside down to reduce the angle of the drive shafts. As the rules did not limit the forward extension of the rear aerodynamic devices, Porsche even added fairings to the doors, bridging the gap between the front and rear fenders. These were shortened later, covering only the front third of the doors. Because of its white color and long tail shape optimised for low drag, the 935/78 was often nicknamed Moby-Dick.

With this version, the pair of Mass/Ickx won the test race, the 6 hours of Silverstone Circuit, the pole (1:22,38) and fastest lap (1:23,98 or 202,519 km/h) being only 4 seconds slower than the corresponding times of James Hunt in the 1977 British Grand Prix which covered only a quarter of the distance.

At the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 935 qualified third, barely beaten by a Renault Alpine and a 936. Compared to 1976, lap times were 15 seconds quicker now. With the new 3.2L engine, it was the fastest car on the straight in Le Mans, recording a top speed of 367 km/h (228 mph), passing the prototypes of Renault Alpine as well as the teammate 936, as these Group 6 cars had 2.1 L engines with just over 373 kW (507 PS; 500 hp), equal to normal 3.0 L engines. The engine had to be replaced before the race, though, and with ensuing problems early in the race, the Moby Dick was no contender, finishing 8th behind three customer 935. In its third attempt, Renault finally managed to beat Porsche, and then went on to focus on F1. Two of the three 936 and another Alpine occupied the other three places. Before being retired to the museum, the Moby Dick was also entered at Vallelunga and at the Norisring, the annual highlight of the DRM series, but the twisty track around the Nuremberg Reichsparteitag grand stand proved to be quite difficult for the Moby Dick and it failed to finish.

Awaiting rule changes taking effect in 1982, Porsche did not officially enter in 1979 or 1980, granting only some limited support to customer efforts with the 935, 936 and even decade old 908 and 917, mainly in form of spare parts, engines and know-how which by then was rather dated. Factory racing was mainly done with the turbo variants called the Carrera GT, with limited success.

Private non-factory built replica cars of the 1977 body style and the «Moby Dick» were entered in DRM and IMSA in following years by Joest Racing, Moretti racing & John Fitzpatrick Racing.[citation needed]

935 K2, K3 and K4 by Kremer

Kremer 935 K2 of Bob Wollek, an improved version of the 935/77A

1981 Wera Weissberg Team Porsche Kremer 935 K3

As Porsche hesitated to sell their Evolution models, some teams developed their own ideas, especially Kremer Racing from Cologne, Germany. Parallel to the factory in 1976, they had built a 935 K1, and in 1977, modified their customer 935 to the K2. For 1979, they introduced the 935 K3 (for «Kremer Type 3»; the derivative of the successful K2). Driven mainly by Klaus Ludwig, it won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979, beating all prototypes, in heavy rain, which is usually considered a disadvantage for race cars with windshields. Coming in second was a factory spec model, driven by Rolf Stommelen, and supported by team owner Dick Barbour and actor Paul Newman.

Facing strong competition in the 1980 DRM by the Zakspeed Ford Capri, the K4 was introduced in mid 1981 for customers at a cost of 400,000 Deutsche Mark. The K4 used a Porsche supplied 3.1 L twin-turbocharged Flat six engine with a varying power output of 559 to 596 kW (760 to 810 PS; 750 to 799 hp) at 1.5 bar boost costing 91,000 DM.

A 935 K2 was converted to street legal specification and featured identical to the 935/78 «Moby Dick». The 1986 K2 which was 1 of only 12 imported into the U.S. at the time is currently owned by Peter Lima of Real Muscle car of Miami. Originally purchased by the owner of Golds Gym in 1986 from Auto Saloon 2000 in Miami for nearly $200,000USD. The unrestored 190 mph+ Porsche has been untouched since 88′ when he was indicted for the distribution of illegal drugs. The specific Kremer K2 was auctioned off at Mecum Monterey Auction 2015 for an unknown amount.

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Porsche 935: everything you need to know about the new ‘Moby Dick’

Porsche has revealed a super-limited racing car,  homage to one of its most famous challengers ever; the 935/78 ‘Moby Dick.’ The new 935 was unveiled at this year’s Rennsport Reunion in Laguna Seca, California and will be limited to just 77 units. 

Porsche says each car will cost €701,948 plus country-specific VAT, and that works out to £749,000 in the UK – including VAT. Deliveries will start in June of next year. 

‘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 development.’

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Title: Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick «Martini»
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Moby Dick Jr goes testing

The super-limited Porsche 935 may have been revealed last week, but new footage suggests Porsche hasn’t quite finished fine-tuning its new creation. Despite being based on the already impressive 911 GT2 RS, videos have appeared showing the new 935 testing at Monza – and its turbocharged flat-six sounds exactly as you’d expect, too. We’ve used a video from 19Bozzy92.

The model in the picture looks like a mule to us, and trades in the classic Martini livery for some matte-black paint, or unfinished carbon-fibre. If we had the money, and the place on the waiting list, we’d probably spec our 935 in a similar style: It’s very Tim Burton Batman-esque isn’t it?

Watch it around Autodromo Nazionale Monza below, and keep reading for everything else you need to know about Porsche’s 935/78 Moby Dick homage.

935/76 Edit

Initially, Porsche were to run the 935 with its original nose in two different guises (the sprint version with a wider version of its wheelarches and a high speed with a modified aerodynamic version. But however, after carefully studying the rulebooks, Porsche discovered a loophole which gave them the liberty to move the headlights into the front spoiler to reduce drag and create more downforce for high speed circuits. This flat nose became the distinguishing feature of the 935 and was later offered as the Flachbau, or «flatnose», part of Porsche’s Sonderwunsch, or «special wish» program. The sprint setup became seldomly used.

The engine was a 2.85 L 560hp version of the regular 3.0 L flat-6, which ran in the 4.0 L class as a turbocharged car with a penalty factor of 1.4. Weight was 970 kg (2136 lb).

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935/78 «Moby Dick» Edit

For 1978, yet another version was developed, the 935/78. It took full advantage of loop holes in the Group 5 rules and was lowered by 10cm. Because of its shape, with a long front and rear optimised for low drag, the 935/78 was often nicknamed Moby Dick. The engine was enlarged to 3.2 L and equipped with water-cooled four valve cylinder heads, pushing the output to 845 hp (about 620 kW). This version won the 6h of Silverstone and was the fastest car on the straight in Le Mans at over 360 km/h, easily passing the prototypes of Renault and their team-mate Porsche 936, too, as the Group 6 cars had smaller engines.

Private non-factory built «Moby Dick» style replica cars were entered into the DRM and IMSA series in following years by Joest Racing and Moretti racing.

Success and legacy

Through 1984 the 935 won over 150 races worldwide, including more than 20 class wins. It scored outright wins in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans, and won the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring six times each. It was also undefeated in the German DRM between 1977 and 1979, posted victories in the IMSA GTX class, and won many races on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife, including three 1000km Nürburgring. The 935 also took Porsche to victory in the FIA World Championship for Makes each year from 1976 to 1979. In 1980 and 1981, Lancia won the title with their Beta Montecarlo 1.4t, by regularly winning the sub 2.0 L category, and occasionally defeating Porsche in the big category.

In 1982 Alan Jones, the Formula One World Champion, drove a 935 to victory in the 1982 Australian GT Championship. Jones was unbeaten for the whole season. The 1983 Australian GT Championship was won by the same 935 which Jones drove to the 1982 title, this time in the hands of touring car driver Rusty French. As a reward for his win in the 1983 championship, French was given a drive with Kremer Racing at the 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans where he finished 9th outright with Tiff Needell and David Sutherland in a . At the end of the year in the Sports Car/GT Challenge support races for the 1983 Australian Grand Prix, Jones, driving a 935 K4 imported to Australia from America by John Fitzpatrick racing especially for the meeting, easily won both 15 lap races. Italian driver Gianpiero Moretti, founder of Momo Wheels, finished 4th in each race driving the Moby Dick version of the 935.

The Moby Dick engine was the basis for an all-watercooled 2.65 L engine intended for the Indy 500, but rule makers there, remembering the dominance of the Porsche 917/10 turbo and 935, limited its boost so it would not be competitive against domestic machinery. Instead, the engine was used in the 1981 Le Mans winning 936/81, and in the 956 and 962C which would dominate the mid 1980s. Since 1999, this engine block forms the basis of the successful GT3 models.

After Group 5 was discontinued by FIA after 1982, the 935 continued to race in IMSA’s GTP category, usually entered by smaller privateer names, who were not permitted by IMSA regulations to race the new Group C 956 because of the footbox location relative to the front axle (footbox was ahead, in violation of the IMSA rule where it must be behind the front axle). Due to this, the was introduced to the US market in 1984, fitted with the 935 air-cooled single-turbo engine. With the appearance of GTP cars in 1981, the 935 was still competitive through 1983. Later in 1984 the 962 appeared and wrote another history. By 1985 the days of the 935 were mostly over, as it could hardly be modified to a groundeffect design even with a tube frame chassis, with the rear-mounted flat 6 prohibiting a diffuser, an issue which also affects modern 911 race cars.[citation needed] Only a handful of 935’s remained, and the car was no longer competitive with the already developed GTP cars. The last major victory for the 935 was in the 1984 12 Hours of Sebring in the IMSA GTP class against purpose built prototypes. The 935 was seen in two races in the 1986 season. The 935 can still be seen on the track throughout North America and Europe in historic racing and hill climbs.

The four-wheel-drive , and its racing counterpart , can be considered high-tech successors to the 935, but Group B never got a circuit racing series, and was only used in rallying before being banned there due to a fatal accident. The 1980s had few racing opportunities for turbocharged 911 cars, which often were fitted with 935-style bodywork. Being run by amateurs at the Nürburgring in VLN endurance and in the 24 hours race, they were often banned, or at least slowed down by rules.

The 1990s 911 GT2 based on the 993 is also considered a successor to the 935, but BPR series and FIA GT rules required a higher weight, and intake restrictors limited power to 410 kW (557 PS; 550 hp), less than the first 935/76. The 911 GT1 with its mid-engine and lowered roof has a different concept, though. Starting in 2003, the turbo-charged Porsche 996 of Alzen set new records at the Nürburgring VLN endurance series (see List of Nordschleife lap times (racing)), with speeds reminding of the 935 era, despite it being also slowed down by minimum weight (1,350 kg) and limited boost.

Origen

Respecto al modelo de producción, se realizaron numerosas modificaciones para adaptarlo a la competición, cambiando suspensiones, frenos, montando una carrocería hipertrofiada y cambiando totalmente el morro del coche, eliminando los faros del 911, que fueron a parar a los paragolpes delanteros. El motor también recibió modificaciones destinadas a aumentar la potencia y la fiabilidad en pruebas de larga duración; en la versión de 1976 la potencia rondaba los 600 CV.

En 1977 se sustituyó el único turbocompresor que montaba la versión de 1976 por dos turbos más pequeños; con esto se buscaba disminuir el retardo en la entrega de potencia, consiguiendo además un incremento en la misma de unos 50 CV.

El 935 se hizo muy popular entre los equipos privados, que en numerosas ocasiones le plantaban cara al equipo de fábrica. Entre los preparadores del 935, merece mención la alemana Kremer Racing, que desarrolló el exitoso 935 K3, vencedor de la 24 Horas de Le Mans de 1979, batiendo a los Porsche oficiales y a los prototipos de las otras marcas que participaron en la prueba.

Success Edit

Until 1984, the 935 won over 150 races worldwide, including over 20 class wins. It scored outright wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. It was also undefeated in the German DRM between 1977 and 1979, victories in the IMSA GTX class, and won many races on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife, including the 1000km Nürburgring.

After Group 5 was discontinued by FIA after 1981, the 935 continued to race in IMSA’s GTP category alongside FIA Group C cars, usually entered by smaller privateer names, who was not permitted by IMSA regulations to race the new Porsche 956. By 1985 the days for the 935 were mostly done. Only a handfull of 935’s remained, but would no longer be competitive with the new GTP cars. The 935 was seen for 2 races in the 1986 season before it’s days were gone.

Porsche 935 «Moby Dick»: В память о легенде

Менее года назад компания Porsche анонсировала выпуск юбилейной партии автомобилей Porsche 935 в честь 40-летия легендарной гоночной модели Porsche 935/78 «Moby Dick».  Из-за того, что автомобиль имел длинный, покатый передок и удлинённую заднюю часть с огромным антикрылом, он получил прозвище «Моби Дик». Так звали кита в романе американского писателя-романтика Германа Мелвилла «Моби Дик, или Белый кит».

Во второй половине 70-х годов Porsche активно участвовала гонках «на выносливость». Модель 935 в различных модификациях неоднократно побеждала в «24 часах Дайтоны», «12 часах Сильверстоуна» и венцом её карьеры стала победа в легендарной гонке «24 часа Ле Мана».

1978 год. «24 часа Ле Мана». «Moby Dick» Манфреда Шурти и Рольфа Штоммелена


Недавно компания представила миру уже готовый автомобиль, раскрыла варианты его окраски и технические характеристики.

В честь славного прошлого, автомобили будут окрашиваться в цвета команд, выступавших в то время в различных гонках и завоевавших самые почётные награды: Valliant, Saizburg red, SACHS, Gulf Blue, Interscope, JPS.

Цвет: VaillantЦвет Saizburg redЦвет SACHS

Этот впечатляющий автомобиль был создан по мотивам легендарного «Moby Dick» группой дизайнеров, которые не были стеснены традиционными конструкторскими ограничениями и по сути является замечательным подарком всем поклонникам марки.

Горячее сердце «кита»

Юбилейная серия создана на безе гоночного Porsche 911 GT2 RS и, соответственно, имеет в арсенале традиционный для марки оппозитный шестицилиндровый двигатель с турбонаддувом, который скрывается под длинным задним обтекателем, напоминающим легендарный прообраз 1978 года. В результате болид имеет длину 4870 мм и ширину 2030 мм. Интересно, что даже колёсные диски исполнены в стиле «тарелок», характерных для 70-х годов.

Хорошо виден знаменитый «хвост Моби Дика»

Позаимствованный у 911 GT2 RS двигатель оснащён двумя турбинами, имеет объём 3,8 литра, «выдаёт на-гора» 690 л.с. и работает в паре с семиступенчатой трансмиссией PDK. Для того, чтобы пилот имел возможность надёжно останавливать этого монстра спереди установлены гоночные тормозные системы с шестью суппортами и стальными тормозными дисками. Задние диски имеют диаметр 355 мм и работают в блоке с четырьмя суппортами.

Учитывая, что вес болида составляет всего 1380 кг, соотношение «мощность/вес» придаёт «киту» просто умопомрачительную динамику и позволяет развивать до 360 км/час.

Это не кабина!

Действительно, если заглянуть внутрь, то перед глазами предстанет вовсе не уютное рабочее место водителя, а спартанский кокпит пилота. Однако, если посмотреть внимательнее, сразу замечаешь смешение стилей 70-х годов и современности. Так деревянная ручка коробки передач органично соседствует с карбоновым рулём, обшитым алькантарой и цифровым дисплеем от Porsche 911 GT3 R 2019 полностью заменяющим приборную панель.

Спартанское убранство кокпита Porsche 935

Так же, сразу бросаются в глаза современный гоночный «ковш» для пилота, отсутствие пассажирского кресла и полноценный каркас безопасности. Это не удивительно, ведь машина не предназначена для повседневной эксплуатации в качестве дорожного автомобиля. Её стихия – только гоночный трек.

Что почём?

Porsche 935 “Moby Dick” был представлен на фестивале фанатов Porsche Renunport Reunion в Лагуна Сека в Калифорнии. Объявлено, что общий тираж составит всего 77 экземпляров. Цена автомобиля составит 702 тыс. евро без учёта НДС. Первые счастливчики получат свой новый «Moby Dick» в середине 2020 года.

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Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed

The 935/78 Coupe «Moby Dick» appears in the PC release of Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed as a Race class vehicle in the Golden Era. It is rewarded upon winning the Porsche 935 Challenge and is available for purchase for $450,000 from 1989 to 1993.

It is the fastest car in the Golden Era, as it boasts the most powerful engine in-game, and it steers very well. Its greatest drawback is its outdated 4-speed transmission, which lacks the precision to allow the engine to stay in its optimal powerband and is essential for delicate cornering.

The «Moby Dick» is absent in the PlayStation release, in which the Porsche 917K is in its place as the Golden Era race car.

935/76

Georg Loos-Porsche 935 под управлением Рольфа Штоммелена на гонке 1000 км Нюрбургринга в мае 1977 г.

В году машина дебютировала в Чемпионате мира среди марок в заводских командах под спонсорством Мартини. Одну машину вели Жаки Икс и Йохен Масс, другую — Рольф Штоммелен и Манфред Шурти. Поскольку правила Группы 5 допускали широкие модификации (изменения в кузове, аэродинамике, системах двигателя), то в Порше охотно пользовались поблажками. В первую очередь появилось широкое заднее антикрыло, вслед за которым расширились и задние колесные арки.

Первоначально в Порше планировали выпустить 935-ю с оригинальной передней оптикой 930-й модели в двух вариантах (спринтерская с более широкими колесными арками и скоростная с дополнительной аэродинамикой). Но после тщательного изучения правил в Порше обнаружили, что высота фар не регламентирована и те переехали на передний спойлер, породив характерный для всех 935-х плоский нос, производивший больше прижимной силы на скоростных трассах. Этот плоский нос («Flachbau») также предлагался и для специального заказа на дорожных 930-х машинах. Спринтерская версия использовалась очень редко.

Двигатель был уменьшенной до 2,85 л версией 3-литрового 6-цилиндрового «боксера» (с тем, чтобы турбокомпрессорная версия попадала в класс до 4.0 л, при наличии гандикапа для турбомоторов в 1,4). Мотор выдавал 590 л.с. (420кВт). Вес машины составлял 970 кг.

Версия-76 также продавалась частным командам, типа Georg Loos и Kremer Racing, которые использовали её в сезоне 1976 года.

What about the performance, though?

The 935 shares the same engine and running gear as the current 911 GT2 RS, so you’ll find a 3.8-litre flat-six twin-turbo under the hood. Porsche says the 690bhp unit is largely identical to the one found in the ‘standard’ GT2 RS, and it’s also mated to a seven-speed PDK like the current turbocharged range-topper.

Stopping is taken care of on the front axle provided by six-piston aluminium monobloc racing callipers and 380mm steel brake discs. At the rear, four-piston callipers and 355mm discs take care of decceleration.

The whole thing will weigh 1380kg and come with PSM to handle that ridiculous power-to-weight ratio.

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Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed(PC)

Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed — Vehicles
Classic Era Class 3 Porsche 356/1* · Porsche 356 1100 · Porsche 356 1300** · Porsche 356 1300 Super** · Porsche 356 1500** · Porsche 356 1500 Super** · Porsche 356 A 1300 · Porsche 356 A 1300 Super** · Porsche 356 A 1600 · Porsche 356 A 1600 Convertible D** · Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster** · Porsche 356 A 1600 Super** · Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Convertible D** · Porsche 356 A 1600 Super Speedster
Class 2 Porsche 356 B 1600 · Porsche 356 B 1600 Super · Porsche 356 B 1600 Super 90
Class 1 Porsche 356 B 2000 GS Carrera 2** · Porsche 911 Coupé (1965) · Porsche 911 S (1967) · Porsche 911 Targa (1967)
Race Class Porsche 550 A Spyder · Porsche 550 Spyder Panamericana*
Golden Era Class 3 Porsche 911 S 2.4 (1972) · Porsche 911 S Targa 2.4 (1972) · Porsche 914/4 (1970) · Porsche 914/4 (1973)** · Porsche 914/4 (1974)** · Porsche 924* · Porsche 924 S* · Porsche 924 Turbo* · Porsche 944 · Porsche 944 S
Class 2 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 · Porsche 924 Carrera GT* · Porsche 944 Turbo S**
Class 1 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) 3.0 · Porsche 911 Turbo (930) 3.3 · Porsche 928* · Porsche 928 S* · Porsche 959
Race Class Porsche 917K* · Porsche 935/78 Coupe «Moby Dick»**
Modern Era Class 3 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964) · Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (964) · Porsche 944 S2 · Porsche 944 Turbo · Porsche 968* · Porsche 968 CS* · Porsche Boxster (986) · Porsche Boxster S (986)
Class 2 Porsche 911 Carrera (993) · Porsche 911 Carrera (996) · Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (993) · Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (996) · Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (993) · Porsche 911 Carrera RS (964)* · Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 (964)* · Porsche 911 Carrera RS (993)* · Porsche 911 Carrera S (993) · Porsche 911 Turbo (964) 3.3 · Porsche 911 Turbo (964) 3.6 · Porsche 928 GTS
Class 1 Porsche 911 Turbo (993) · Porsche 911 Turbo (996) · Porsche 911 Turbo S (964)* · Porsche 968 Turbo S*
Race Class Porsche 911 GT1 · Porsche 911 GT2 (993) · Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (996)
Pursuit (PlayStation)
Pursuit (PC) Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 (930)** · Porsche 911 Turbo (993)**
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*denotes PlayStation One exclusive vehicles, **denotes PC exclusive vehicles, italics denotes PC downloadable content

935/77 Works

Due to lack of competition in 1976, Porsche decided not to defend its sportscar championship, leaving it to the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33. It would be demoted to a European series in 1978 before being discontinued. The factory continued to develop and occasionally race a single new 935 in the 1977 World Championship for Makes season, in case BMW or another brand would bring a competitive turbo. Customers were not happy that the factory would race them with a newer car, but as the 935/77 was often unreliable, it could be beaten in five of the nine WCM events. In the WCM season opening 24h Daytona, the old car was entered, but tyre failures caused an DNF, with an old RSR taking the win. The new car body was changed significantly to lower drag, resulting in a 10 km/h higher top speed at Paul Ricard, where it covered 3500 km in tests at speed, lapping 3,4 secs faster. The front fenders, which in 1976 had followed the hood, now protruded above the hood line, and accommodated also the mirrors. The rear fenders were altered, but the biggest change was the addition of a second rear window above the standard one. This allowed cleaner air flow to the rear wing under which the single turbo was later replaced by two KKK units. This improved throttle response and also power, but several head gasket failures meant that Porsche had some home work to do for 1978.

The works 935/77 qualified 6th at the 1977 24 Hours of Le Mans, behind the Renault Alpines and the 936s, but engine troubles ended the race early. As in 1976, a 936 won after the turbo powered sportscars chased each other into troubles. This time, a customer 935 even finished third overall.

935/77 2.0

1977 factory 935 body, here the small 1.4 litre turbo engine BabyThe 935/77 body style was used also for a single purpose car: winning one race in the small 2.0 litre Div. II of the DRM, to prove that Porsche can win there, too. In Div. I, the customer 935 raced each other, and German TV announced that at the Norisring, it would thus cover only the Div. II race. Porsche engineers were sent to the drawing boards to reduced the capacity of the air-cooled flat-6 to 1425 cc and 370 hp (280 kW). The weight could be lowered to 750 kg (1,700 lb) according to rules in this class. To achieve this, large parts of the steel body were replaced by a tubular aluminium space frame.

At the time, Zakspeed-Ford and Schnitzer-BMW were in transition from the naturally aspirated 2.0 4cyl with about 300 hp to 1.4 litre turbo engines with 350 hp and more. These engines would later would move on to Formula One, with the BMW powerplant winning the 1983 F1 championship, and becoming the strongest F1 engine ever, at up to 1500 hp.

In the first outing at Norisring in early July 1977, both the Baby and Jacky Ickx had problems due to heat. Skipping the Diepholz airfield round, Porsche sorted the car out for the DRM support race of the 1977 German Grand Prix at the fast Hockenheimring (long version). In changing weather conditions, Jacky Ickx set pole by almost three seconds and won with 50 seconds, setting fastest lap in the process. With its mission accomplished, the Porsche 935/77 2.0 (chassis 935/2-001) was retired to the Porsche Museum.

Итог

До г. 935-я выиграла более 150 гонок по всему миру, включая более 20 побед в классе по итогам чемпионатов. На её счету победы в гонках 24 часа Ле-Мана, 24 часа Дайтоны, 12 часов Себринга. В ДРМ она была непобедима с по гг., выиграв много гонок, включая 1000 км Нюрбургринга на Северной Петле.

После того, как ФИА отменила прежнее деление на группы, Группа 5 оказалась вне закона, продолжая выступать лишь в чемпионате IMSA в категории GTP, обычно усилиями небольших команд, которым IMSA не разрешала выступать на новых Porsche 956. К году карьера 935-й была завершена, она уже не могла сражаться с новыми машинами категории GTP (Группа C). В сезоне 1986г. она провела всего две гонки.


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