MONTEREY, Calif. — Porsche last week introduced the Porsche 935 at its Rennsport Reunion motorsports event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California. The 700-hp racer pays homage to the 935/78 Le Mans race car, nicknamed Moby Dick for its elongated shape, oversized fairings and white base color.
Introduced in 1976 as the racing version of the 911 Turbo, the original 935 won the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans overall, and other major endurance races, including Sebring and Daytona. The new 935's technology is based on the 911 GT2 RS and is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder twin-turbo.
Porsche plans to build just 77 copies of the vehicle, which is not street legal. Deliveries begin in June. While U.S. pricing was undisclosed, in Europe the vehicle starts at €701,948 ($819,247), before taxes.