The Porsche 935 was a racing car made by German carmaker Porsche, introduced in 1976. As the factory racing version of the Porsche 911 turbo prepared for FIA-Group 5 rules, it was an evolution of the Porsche Carrera RSR 2.1 turbo prototype, the second place overall finisher in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans. Beginning with the 1977 season, Porsche offered the 935 to customers entering the World Championship for Makes, in the IMSA GT Championship and in the German Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM). The 935 went on to win the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans overall, and other major endurance races, including Sebring, Daytona, and the 1000 km Nürburgring. Of the 370 races it was entered, it won 123.
For 1978, a third and final version of the 935 was developed, the Porsche 935/78, intended only for Le Mans. At this stage, the company management had decided to neglect the 15-year-old 911, Porsche had introduced the water-cooled front engine Porsche 928 and Porsche 924 models. The capacity was enlarged to 3.2 L, increasing its output to typically 750 hp, up to 845. The large turbocharger was used with mechanical fuel injection which caused turbo lag followed shortly by a fireball spitting from the exhaust and an enormous amount of power (up to 845 hp). The weight, which was less important on the Le Mans straights, had to be 1030 kg now. As this track, like most, was run clockwise, the driver seat was moved over to the right side for better weight distribution and sight in right-hand corners, another distinctive feature of the 1978 model. The new car again took full advantage of a new loophole in the Group 5 rules, introduced for BMW, allowing to cut the floor to accommodate the exhaust of the front engine. As this rule applied also for the rear engine Porsche, the whole floor pan of the 911 was cut away, and the body was lowered by 10 cm (3.9 in). The gearbox was mounted upside down to reduce the angle of the drive shafts. As the rules did not limit the forward extension of the rear aerodynamic devices, Porsche even added fairings to the doors, bridging the gap between the front and rear fenders. These were shortened later, covering only the front third of the doors. Because of its white color and long tail shape optimised for low drag, the 935/78 was often nicknamed Moby-Dick.
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|
|-||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|
|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
|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