The Porsche 935 was developed in the mid-1970s on the basis of the Porsche 930. Built to FIA group 5 regulations, the turbocharged racing car was used in the period from 1976 and 1982 mainly in brand world championships and the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM) championship. The first build of the 935 sported 2.85 litres of piston displacement and mustered about 590 horse power.
Even back then, Porsche’s engineers already prioritised light-weight construction across the board. For example, both doors as well as the front and rear hood of the 935 were made of light-weight GRP. Given the affectionate byname of ‘baby’, the Porsche 935 had been slimmed down by 1977 to a mere 750 kg. And the 1978-made 935-78 ‘Moby Dick’, while rather bold and inventive, was a pretty spot-on interpretation of the FIA regulations by racing engineer Norbert Singer: According to FIA, the shape of the car body including doors and roof had to be retained, so Porsche’s designers reworked the model’s front and rear quite drastically and gave the 935 much broader wings. Only the doors and roof were left unchanged.