Quite literally! It's 17 minutes of Porsches going crazy speeds up and down hills! Now that's great and all, but there is a 935! It's right at the beginning, and it is beautiful. Something I really needed, since I haven't slept yet. Gave me a burst of energy!

The 935 is a bit of a hero car to me. I remember as a kid racing in Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, and selecting Moby Dick. Why? The rear end! I mean it was such a cool shape to me. Now that I have grown up, the car is still one of my all time favorites! It always seems to amaze me. Here are some cool facts.

  • The headlights are not in their usually location because they are considered part of the fenders. So under Group 5 regulations they could be removed
  • Moby Dick was water cooled! So it was the first rear engined water cooled Porsche!
  • There was a rule change that stated that the floor of the car had to be raised to a certain height. Norbert Singer, being the crafty bastard he is, raised the floor but kept the fenders and skirts in the same location(in fact in the 935/78 the car was even lower).
  • To cope with such a low ride height, Porsche turned the tranmission upside down, so it would wear less.
  • It never won Le Mans under the Porsche team but instead under the rule of Kremer!
  • The car could produce 800hp! Not quite 1580 of the 917/30, but still a large number! It also only has 4-speeds.
  • Wonder why the rear tires are so enourmous? Its because tire width was restricted to 15 inches. To create a bigger contact patch the diameter of the tire was increased.
  • The turbochargers are KKK units. . . lolololol. . . but only after 1976.
  • The 935/78 was called the Moby Dick because it looked like a whale.

I think that's enough. I just felt like sharing the marvel that is this car. It is childhood hero, and I hope to see it in Stuttgart one day. Hopefully I won't tear up, because that would be stupid, right? Or maybe I am wrong. . . who knows!?! All I know is, that this is one bad ass car!