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Porsche Drops New 935 At Rennsport Reunion VI

It’s an exciting time to be a Porsche fan. The automaker has unveiled its new 935 race car on the occasion of “Rennsport Reunion VI” at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in California. Featuring a body reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 935/78, the 700-horsepower competition vehicle will be produced in a limited number of 77 units.

(Per Porsche press release) The race car’s technology is geared towards clubsport events and private training on racetracks. It is based on the street-legal 911 GT2 RS high-performance sports car. Like its historic predecessor, most of the body has been replaced or supplemented by carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) parts. With its streamlined extended rear, the new Porsche 935 measures 191.5 inches (4.87 meters) in length. The width of the exclusive clubsport race car is 80.1 inches (2.03 meters).

The new 935 is powered by a state-of-the-art, 700-horsepower, 3.8-liter flat-six-twin-turbo engine, which is largely identical to the high-performance standard unit mounted in the road-legal 911 GT2 RS. Power is transferred to the 310 millimeter wide rear wheels via a seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission with rigid mounts. Just as in production models such as the 911 GT2 RS and GT3 RS, the driver changes gears via conveniently positioned shift paddles located on the steering wheel. Typical of the 911, the weight distribution ensures excellent traction and braking performance. Six-piston aluminum monobloc racing calipers on the front axle, in combination with internally ventilated and grooved iron brake discs with a 390-millimeter diameter, provide excellent braking performance. The rear axle is fitted with four-piston calipers and 355-millimeter discs.

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