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porsche pitches a tent in our pants with throwback liveries on the new 935

Porsche pitches a tent in our pants with throwback liveries on the new 935

Joining the Martini job are the Gulf, Sachs, Momo, John Player Special liveries and more

Dinesh Appavu Photo

Dinesh Appavu

17 May 2019

Porsche had already won our hearts over with its track-only reincarnation of the legendary 935; a modern take on the iconic 1979 Le Mans winning car with the flat nose and elongated tail that earned it the Moby Dick moniker.

It debuted with the classic Martini livery and promptly left us doing our best impressions of giggly schoolgirls. Now Porsche has upped the ante with a further six liveries for us to drool over and trade our mother’s for.

Designer Grant Larson decided to suit up the modern 935 in some of the classic liveries the original Moby Dick sported during its times terrorising the circuits.

So, without further ado, joining the Martini stripes are:

The Gulf livery that adorned the 935 in the 1970 and 1971 World Sportscar Championship victories;

Remember the elegant Sachs blue on white from the 1980 victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring?

How can we forget the red Momo job that took on Spa, Watkins Glen and Silverstone;

This Salzberg livery is actually from the 917 that claimed Porsche’s first ever 24 Hours of Le Mans win;

Then there’s the Vaillant 935 victory livery from the Nürburgring in 1977;

Interscope’s livery harks back to the 935 that won the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona;

Saving the best for last, the John Player Special livery is inspired by the private Team Kremer Racing that participated in Group 5.

Pulling off something like this isn’t easy at all and could have gone very wrong but Porsche and Larson went with the minimalism approach and absolutely nailed it.