Modern Porsche 935 attacks Monza Circuit
It’s just as mesmerizing to look at when it’s actually movingby Kirby, on
Porsche’s year-long anniversary party turned up an unexpected guest in the Porsche 935. The Stuttgart-based automaker reimagined the long-tailed 70’s icon with a modern design topped off by a retro livery, showcasing it in all its glory at Laguna Seca last month. Shortly after the 935’s debut, the racer took some test runs at the Monza racetrack in Italy where it was performing some test runs ahead of its highly anticipated launch. Porsche plans to build just 77 units of the reimagined “Moby Dick,” with each model priced at $817,000.
Before you watch the video presented by the 19Bozzy92 YouTube channel, remember the Porsche 935 that Porsche presented at Laguna Seca. That one came dressed in the equally iconic Martini racing livery, complete with decals, graphics, and sponsor logos.
Don’t be alarmed by what you see because the 935 that was spotted putting in some test laps at Monza shed the party attire in favor of an all-black automotive tracksuit.
Not that it matters because whatever color it’s wearing, it’s still the same car that has a lot of people drooling, ourselves included. The all-black suit actually exudes a more menacing vibe, as if it’s ready to throw down against other track-day models. Watching it terrorize the Italian race track is going to give you the goosebumps, especially if you have the volume on your on full blast.
Don’t forget, too, that the Porsche 935 doesn’t just look good; it’s also powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine that produces a whopping 700 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed PDK transmission transfers power to the ground through a limited-slip differential, allowing the 935 to do things like bounce off the curbs at Monza.
The video lasts a little over 10 minutes, which is an eternity to get your fix of the 935 in action. Make the most out of it because there’s a good chance that you’re not going to see one in person anytime soon.
Porsche has set a cap of 77 units for the reimagined retro track-day racer, and all units are earmarked for its most loyal and most affluent of customers.
Even if you are given a choice to own one, it’s not like you’re buying a $160,000 brand-new Porsche 911 Turbo. You wish it were that affordable. Unfortunately, the Porsche 365 costs $817,000, which translates to “a lot of money” in any language.
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