Porsche has revealed a limited-run celebration model inspired by the classic 935 Le Mans racer, to celebrate the firm’s 70th birthday. Limited to just 77 units, the retro-styled single-seater is based on the current-generation 911 GT2 RS

A modern reinterpretation of the 1970s ‘Moby Dick’ Le Mans race car, the new 935 gets a similarly elongated shape, aggressive aero, and a striking white and black paint job. 

Featuring a body reminiscent of the Porsche 935/78 from the seventies, the firm’s latest offering is made mostly from carbon fibre. The car measures 4.87m long and 2.03m wide, while the rear wing is 1.9m wide and 40cm deep. The car weighs 1,380kg.

It uses the 692bhp 3.8-litre water-cooled six-cylinder twin-turbo engine from the GT2 RS, as well as that car’s seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox. It also gets a race-optimised limited-slip differential and a dual mass flywheel. 

The new 935 features MacPherson struts at the front and a lightweight multi-link suspension set-up at the rear. Every car gets electromechanical power steering with a variable rack, as well as 380mm (front) and 355mm (rear) brakes.

Like the GT2 RS, all 935 tribute cars feature PSM (Porsche Stability Management) as standard. This allows the driver to switch the car’s drive modes, altering the sensitivity of the traction control and anti-lock braking system. 

Inside, the new 935 continues its modern-edged retro theme. The gear lever gets a laminated wood design like the legendary 917 race car. The carbon steering wheel and digital cockpit is more contemporary, however; lifted from the 2019 GT3 R. The cabin is completed with a thick roll cage, racing bucket seat and six-point harnesses. 

Limited to just 77 units, each Porsche 935 tribute will cost €701,948 (around £625,000). First deliveries are due in June 2019.

Click here to read our review of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS


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