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Porsche’s reincarnation of Moby Dick is downright NSFW

You might want to be seated for this or have your legs crossed to hide that boner as Rennsport Reunion’s biggest surprise might just be a little too explicit; a modern 935

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Dinesh Appavu

28 Sep 2018


Every child knows of Moby Dick, the white whale that tormented Captain Ahab on his whaling ship, but not every child knows of that other Moby Dick, the 1979 Le Mans-winning 935 one from Porsche. It was a 1978 Porsche 930 911 with a massively elongated tail for the long straights and high-speed bends of Le Mans with equally massive turbocharging.

It was nicknamed Moby Dick for obvious reasons; chiefly being large and white, and now there’s a new one that Porsche surprised everyone with at the Rennsport Reunion VI at Laguna Seca.

Just called the 935, this track-only machine is automotive porn so don’t be worried if your superior asks why NSFW stuff was on your computer. The modern 935 stays through to the absurd amounts of forced induction by being based on the current 911 GT2 RS.

That means a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat six making 700hp and the seven-speed PDK to help it slice through the air with that custom bodywork. Widened and lengthened by 12.6 inches, the body work is constructed from lightweight carbon fiber reinforced polymer and integrates a massive rear wing for what should be ungodly amounts of downforce.

Just like a hot woman accentuated with sexy lingerie, the Martini livery serves the same purpose.

Those turbofan wheels though, those should be outlawed for being obscenely gorgeous. They’re inspired by the original 935 and have proper aero functionality. The endplate LED lights are from the 919 Hybrid LMP1 car and the wing mirrors from a 911 RSR.

Hiding behind those wheels are 390mm iron rotors with six-piston aluminium monoblock calipers up front and four-piston calipers on 355mm rotors in the rear for track abuse. Speaking of track abuse, air-jacks are integrated into the body for easy tyre changes and a 115-liter fuel cell and roll cage keep things safe.

Inside, it’s all business. You’ll find only the bare necessities for racing, a 911 GT3 R steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster with Cosworth software, Recaro seats with six-point harnesses, a fire suppression system and a center console map switch for adjusting the ABS, traction control and stability control.

In an acknowledgement of its clientele, Porsche also gave the 935 air-conditioning for those summer track days.

Only 77 units will be built at a cost of roughly $817,000 or RM3.8 million. We’re willing to bet that out of the 77 owners, one of them will be nuts enough to get the car registered for road use, slam some plates on it and drive down to the local supermarket.



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