There are only 77 of the new 935 that were made. It looks a lot like the 935 that won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1979. That car had a really cool paint job.
Soon, we’ll talk about this 2019 Porsche 935’s past. For now, just take a look at it. Take your mind off of things by looking at the deep black paint and the vents that are carved into the carbon-fiber-composite body parts. The rear wing is huge. What a beautiful car! This tribute to the famous Porsche 935 race car is also very rare, as only 77 were made. There aren’t many 2019 935s for sale, but this one is now on Bring a Trailer, which is owned by Hearst Autos, the same company that owns Car and Driver. If you sell everything you own, you might be able to get it.
The name of the 2018 Porsche 935 comes from the race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979. But in the US, where different 935s won the 24 Hours of Daytona for six years in a row, the supercharged, slant-nosed race car was even hard to beat. People think that the 935’s most famous win was in France.
In 1979, the 935 won at Daytona, even though Porsche didn’t send a factory-backed car. The customer team Interscope Racing won. The number 0 Porsche 935 was driven to victory by Hurley Haywood, Danny Ongais, and team owner Ted Field. Field and Jimmy Iovine would later work together to start Interscope Records. It looked especially beautiful as it led the field past the finishing flag. Their car was jet black with pink and red lines that flowed across it.
The style of this 2019 model is a direct salute to the winner at Daytona in 1979. With their bright stripes, the smooth, curved form stands out even more. This tool is only for the track and is based on the insanely fast 911 GT2 RS. It looks like the real thing by having a smooth, flat hood and a long, “longtail” shape that ends in that huge wing. The engine is a 3.8-liter flat-six that is twin-turbocharged and makes 700 horsepower. A seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox sends the power to the back wheels. The body is made of a mix of steel and metal.
The 935 also had disc brakes with holes and vents, springs that could be adjusted, a fuel cell that could hold about 30 gallons of gas, and a roll cage that was welded in. Some of the 935’s parts came from the race car 911 RSR. It has BBS 18-inch center-lock wheels. The race seat is made of Recaro carbon fiber, and the steering wheel is made of carbon and is shaped like a yolk. The 935 also has air conditioning and a cool shift knob made of wood, which is great for track cars.
The modern 935 was never allowed to race in a racing series, which is a shame. For this reason, many of these track beasts have been turned into works of art that stay in the workshop rather than being driven fast on the track. This 935 was the 49th one ever made, and the person who bought it at the Pebble Beach Gooding & Company auction for $1,325,000 had only driven it 17 miles. It’s now 90 miles long because the store has added 73 miles since then.
This one comes with a set of factory-supplied spare parts that cost an extra $44,000 when it was first bought. The race paint for this 935 cost an amazing $27,500. When it was first bought, the car itself cost $1,048,080. That much has already been bid on; the latest bid is $1,050,935 and the auction ends on November 8.