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Porsche 935/78
Debut Series Hot Wheels Racing 2012
Produced 2012-present
Designer Jun Imai
Porsche 935-78 (road racers)


Description

The Porsche 935/78 was the final model of Porsche's 935, produced in 1978 purely for the Le Mans of that year. The 935 was only manufactured from 1976 until 1978 and was never built as a ordinary road car. The 935 existed as a motorsport evolution of Porsche's already successful 911 (sold as the Carrera in Europe) and was successful in delivering a victory at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 935/78 version of the 935 was the end of the road for Porsche's evolved beast of the Carrera RSR. Unlike the Carrera upon which it was based, the 935/78 used a 3.2 Litre 845 Horsepower engine. Unlike most other Porsche Models, the 935/78 was right-hand drive only. The reason for this was to give the driver better visibility on right-hand corners, because the Le mans runs clockwise on the circuit. As the 935 belonged in the Group 5 class, which was called 'Special Production Cars', the regulations on modifications were lax and Porsche removed the floor plan that was from the Carrera 911 and then the body was lowered by nearly 4 inches. Porsche also interestingly mounted the car's gearbox upside-down to reduce the angle of the drive shafts, another unique modification only on the 935/78. The front and rear end of the car was fitted with bodywork to minimize air resistance and maximize aerodynamics. The 935, being part of the 'Special Production cars'(Group 5) has made the car an inspiration for Japanese bōsōzoku customizers, alongside the R31 'Super Silhouette' version of the Nissan Skyline. Hot Wheels debuted a design by Jun Imai in the bōsōzoku custom style, the Mad Manga which is based off a 1970s Nissan C130 Laurel 2000SG-X 2-door.

Versions

The '78 Porsche 935/78 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
- 2012 Road Racing 2012 Metalflake Silver Yellow & Red stripes on sides, hood & roof, '35' on sides & hood Black / Metal Clear Grey Red chrome rim Black Exotic RRTs W8302 Thailand Named '78 Porsche 935/78 Porsche 935-78 (road racers)
- 2013 Flying Customs Series Metalflake Orange Light Blue & Yellow stripes, Light Blue & White '78' on sides & hood Unpainted / Metal Tinted (Black) Black BWs X8205 Thailand Base code(s): F09 Porsche 935-2013
8 / 8 2015 Porsche Series Metalflake Light Blue Black & Red stripes, White/Black '35' & Black 'Porsche' on sides Grey / Plastic Tinted (Black) Red PR5 CGB67 Thailand Base code(s): H06, H07

Named Porsche 935-78

Porsche 935-2015 Series
2 / 5 2016 Car Culture - Track Day Metalflake Dark Red White trunk with '7', Urban Outlaw logo on roof, 'Porsche' on wing, White & Blue stripes & '7' on sides White / Metal Tinted (Black) Black Chrome Gold MCRR DJF94 Malaysia Base code(s): J32

Named '78 Porsche 935

&#039;78 Porsche 935 package front

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