The 2019 Porsche 935 in Legendary Liveries

Porsche Motorsports shows us what the 2019 Porsche 935 would look like wearing the racing liveries of historic Porsche racing teams of years past

At the 2018 “Rennsport Reunion” held Monterey California, Porsche unveiled a car that stunned the automotive press and caught many off-guard.  The vehicle in question was essentially a modern interpretation of the legendary Porsche 935 that wreaked havoc on the racetracks of years past.

The 2019 Porsche 935 is limited to just 77 units, all of which were pre-sold prior to the debut in Monterey.

Based on the 2019 Porsche GT2 RS, the 2019 Porsche 935 provides aggressive performance with its aggressive design.  Since the 935 was not designed for any particular race, Porsche Motorsports engineers had a lot of flexibility when creating the vehicle.  However, that did not deter the engineers at Porsche Motorsports from creating a beast of a car as shown in videos posted on YouTube.

The 2018 Porsche 935 in historic Porsche racing livery

Porsche recently undertook an internal graphic design exercise of fitting the 2019 Porsche 935 in the racing liveries of the historic Porsche racing teams.  The result in my mind is nothing short of breathtaking.

Gulf

The striking blue and orange colors of Gulf Oil are legendary with Hot Wheels recently rolling out many different models of cars in the iconic color scheme.  However, it was John Wyer who managed to secure victory for Porsche with the 917 in the 1970 and 1971 World Sportscar Championship.

MOMO

An Italian sponsor driven by Italian Gianpero Morreti drove the Momo Porsche 935 into the record books in Group 5 during the 1,000 kilometer race in Spa.  Whether it was Silverstone or Watkins Glen, this 935 stood out.

SACHS

The most famous of the Sachs Porsche 935 was number 70.   Acquired shortly before the start of the 1979 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans from Team Kremer, Dick Barbour with Brian Redman and John Fitzpatrick drove the legendary racer into the lead position before heavy rains destroyed their plans.

Sachs partnership of number 70 continued in 1980 that saw Dick Barbour drive the iconic racer to victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring.

VALIANT

The same private racing team, Team Kremer Racing that wore the colors of John Player Special brought international prominence to sponsor and heating manufacturer, Valiant International.  After focusing on several aerodynamic improvements in 1977, a 935 driven by Rob Wollek saw victory at the Nurburgring.  The nickname “the Green Hell” can be equally applied to refer to the Valiant International Porsche 935.

SALZBURG

As in Salzburg Austria…. This little team campaigned a 917 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and won it.  The 917 not only blew away the competition, but their own racing drivers as well.

INTERSCOPE

A Porsche 935 piloted by Bob Garretson and Brian Redman took first place in the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona.  Racecars with this color scheme made appearances in many racing events in subsequent years.

JOHN PLAYER SPECIAL (JPS)

This was the private customer racing team of Team Kremer racing wearing the colors of John Player Special.  This particular color scheme was not only a force to recon with in Group 5 Racing, it was also present on the Formula One circuit as well.

I look forward to seeing the color schemes that will emerge in the near future on the 2018 Porsche 935.

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