One of my first magazine assignments waaaaay back in 2010 was shooting Klaus Bischof - curator of Porsche's rolling museum. He was in Australia with this 935 and a prototype GT1 at Queensland Raceway.
This production based 935 race car was especially suited to endurance races. Following a break of five years, Porsche won the Manufactureres World Championship again in 1976 under the new Group5 rules, also known as ‘Silhouette rules’. At the first race in Mugello Italy, Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass drove to an overall victory in this coupe, with its conspicuously flat front and adjustable rear wing that dramatically improved the cars aerodynamics. Further victories took place at Vallelunga, Watkins Glen and Dijon.
Many factory and private drivers celebrated subsequent successes with the 935 and many a drivers career is closely linked to this car. As well as Ickx and Mass, Bob Wollek, Klaus Ludwig, Rolf Stommelen and Alan Jones all found success behind the wheel of Porsche 935s.
Motor: 6-cyl, Boxer Turbo
Power: 343 kw
Top Speed: 340km/h