Porsche have used the Rennsport Reunion VI at the Laguna Seca raceway to debut their latest Clubsport race car in the Porsche 935. This strictly non road legal car will be made in a limited edition of 77 cars and is meant as a homage to the 935/78.
The 2018 Porsche 935 is designed in a manner to reflect various aspects of Porsche’s motorsports heritage through the years. As detailed by Porsche themselves “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.”
“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.”
The 700hp car has a 3.8-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine lifted from the 911 GT2 RS mated to a 7-speed PDK with rigid gearbox suspension. Brakes are six-pot 380mm ventilated and grooved at the front with four-pot 355mm at the rear.