Lo and behold, the Porsche 935 – reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 935/78 LeMans racecar from the 1970s – with only 77 units available for the public to buy at a handsome 701,948 Euros (approx RM3.3 million).
While it may be based on the current 911 GT2 RS, the fastest 911 to date, it’s nearly a full 100 kg lighter with heavy use of carbon fibre kevlar body panels. This is despite the addition of a roll cage and an air jack system!
Unlike the GT2 RS, it’s almost unrecognisable as a 911 with a flat nose and an extremely long tail that completely drowns the typical 911 silhouette. As a result, the car now measures almost five metres long.
The homage to the legendary LeMans race car of the 70s also extend to the aerodynamically-enhanced, 18-inch one-piece light alloy forged wheel.
Tributes to other Porsche race cars include the use of side mirrors from the current LeMans-winning 911 RSR, exposed titanium tailpipes that replicate the Porsche 908 from 1968 and LED rear lights on the rear wing endplates from the 919 Hybrid LMP1 race car.
It’s essentially a decorated military man’s uniform, with different badges of distinction for every contribution.
Inside the single-seater cockpit is a Recaro bucket seat, 6-point harness, removable escape hatch on the roof, a laminated wood gear lever inspired by the 909 Bergspyder and Carrera GT supercar, and a carbon steering wheel from the 2019 911 GT3 R.
Underneath the hood, the 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine taken from the 911 GT2 RS remains largely unchanged along with the 7-speed PDK transmission.
“This spectacular car is a birthday present from Porsche Motorsport to fans all over the world,” says Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser. “Because the car isn’t homologated, engineers and designers didn’t have to follow the usual rules and thus had freedom in the development.”
Porsche said the car will be used for clubsport events and private training sessions on racetracks and looking at the spec sheet, it will no doubt realise every man-child’s race car driver fantasy.