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    • Porsche builds a new 935 to honor 70th anniversary and actually intends to sell it

      As a quick history refresher, Porsche built the 935 race car back in 1976 for FIA Homologation. They entered the car in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans which it won. It was a historically great race car for Porsche winning the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring six times each.


      Producing a modern 935 throwback is a great way to honor Porsche's history and this is not some concept car. They intend to sell 77 of these. Other manufacturers should take note on how to properly honor their history.

      Now, getting one will be a bit tough as not only is the production extremely limited the cost is $800,000 or so.

      Like the 935 race the new 935 features a twin turbocharged flat-6. The modern version is powered by the unit from the GT2 RS. As a matter of fact, the entire car has GT2 RS underpinnings.

      The exterior and interior are obviously changed and you can get a Martini livery should you want to mimic the race car as much as possible.

      The body panels are all carbon fiber by the way so the 935 should weigh in at roughly 3000 pounds or even less than the GT2 RS street car.

      Porsche fanatics no doubt will eat the 935 up.














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      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        This will not be road legal right?

        It looks $#@!in sick though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        This will not be road legal right?
        It is road legal making it all the more awesome.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It is road legal making it all the more awesome.
        I really wish you hadn't said that. Now I want it even more.

        I think this might be my new dream car actually. Love the heritage racecar look and modern drivetrain but its not made by some low volume boutique manufacturer like Singer it comes from Porsche itself.

        I seriously would rather have this than basically any other super or hyper car right now.

        Where are the headlights? It doesn't look like pop ups and I thought to be road legal they need to be a certain height from the ground?
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        I was just reading more about this and it looks like it is NOT road legal at least from the Road and Track article.
        Where did you see that it would be road legal?

        I was curious because of the lack of headlights I figured it had to be track only.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by subaru335i Click here to enlarge
        I was just reading more about this and it looks like it is NOT road legal at least from the Road and Track article.
        Where did you see that it would be road legal?

        I was curious because of the lack of headlights I figured it had to be track only.
        I guess Porsche is selling it but it is not road legal then. Sucks...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        You can see the headlights here although I'm not sure how functional they are:

      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You can see the headlights here although I'm not sure how functional they are:

        You are right. The minimum distance headlights can be from the ground is 2 feet though for federal US law so they don't look road legal in current configuration.
        Maybe for europe or rest of the world?
      1. GT3's Avatar
        GT3 -
        Not street legal. Only 70 made. Sold only through Porsche Motorsports, not dealers.