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Two spectacular Porsche 935 variants in full detail ...

While Porsche was preparing the 935/78 'Moby Dick' for the works team to race, the German manufacturer also produced a batch of fifteen 1978-specification 935 production cars. Very similar to the version raced by the factory team in 1977, the latest evolution of the 935 was the first customer competition car offered by Porsche fitted with a twin-turbo engine. It was raced to great effect by prominent privateer teams like Gelo and Kremer in Europe and Brumos in North America. In fact, the car was so successful that Porsche ran their works car in only one World Championship round, which they duly won. The remainder of the victories were scored by the privateer cars, which included outright wins at Daytona and Sebring. A personal favourite of ours, we have captured the customer 935/78 at many events on both sides of the Atlantic. Today, we have added a comprehensive, 164-shot gallery of this highly successful machine, depicting five examples, including the dominant Gelo and Brumos cars.
While we were at it, we have also updated our Porsche 935/78 'Moby Dick' article with images of both examples in action at Goodwood and the Le Mans Classic respectively. Developed by brilliant engineer Norbert Singer, Porsche's 1978 works racer bent the regulations very close to the breaking point. As it turned out, Singer had read the rules very carefully and ultimately only had to modify the design of the doors of the ultra-low and -wide silhouette racer to pass inspection. The one Moby Dick raced won at Silverstone and came very close at winning Le Mans outright against the purpose-built prototypes. Our 54-shot gallery also features the second car that was never completed in period but has more recently been assembled by Freisinger and was raced at Spa and Le Mans.

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1978 Porsche 935/78 - Images, Specifications and Information

1978 Porsche 935/78 'Moby Dick' - Images, Specifications and Information
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