2019 Porsche 935 with Gulf Livery

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In 2018, Porsche rekindled nostalgic flames with a contemporary iteration of its legendary 935 Group 5 race automotive. The track-only Porsche 935/19 was unveiled to coincide with Porsche’s seventieth anniversary and pays homage to the unique 935 Le Mans-winning race automotive. 

frontal view of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935

Porshe solely made 77 items of the 935/19 race automotive, they usually have been solely supplied to the carmaker’s high shoppers. Now, this one, a gulf-liveried instance, is quantity 50 of 77 and is primed on the market by RM Sotheby’s in August in the course of the Monterey Automotive Week. It’s from the Todd Blue Porsche assortment, one of many largest personal Porsche collections within the States.

Interior of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935

The 2019 Porsche 935 relies on the 991.2-generation 911 GT2 RS Clubsport. Nonetheless, its design is closely influenced by the styling of its historic predecessor, the 1978 Porsche 935. You possibly can instantly spot the similarities within the elongated profile completed off by the large rear wing, an appendage that earned the unique automotive the nickname ‘Moby Dick.’

side profile of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935

Aside from being eye-catching, the Porsche 935’s design additionally locations a excessive emphasis on performance. Its aggressive bodywork has been aerodynamically optimized to enhance stability and total driving dynamics.

A close-up image of the racing steering wheel of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935

The Porsche 935/19 tackles corners like a champ however can also be blisteringly fast in a straight line. It will possibly speed up to 60 mph in simply 2.5 seconds, and its 211 mph high pace is nothing to be sniffed at. That efficiency is courtesy of a 700-hp 3.8-litre twin-turbo paired with Porsche’s quick-shifting 7-speed PDK transmission.

frontal view of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935 with lights on.

There have been eight totally different liveries on provide for the limited-series 935. This one is completed within the iconic Gulf scheme, the place vibrant orange accents distinction the first blue color. You additionally get 18-inch center-locking Cup wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes and the Sports activities Chrono Bundle.

Interior of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935

The minimalist inside is specified by a mix of carbon fibre and Alcantara. Different options embody a quick-release, multi-function steering wheel, particular LED lighting, rear-view mirrors and aerodynamic wheel covers. Being a full-on race automotive, the Porsche 935 is fitted with a roll-cage, escape hatch on the roof, an electrically triggered fire-extinguishing system, and a particular Recaro wrap-around racing bucket seat with a six-point security harness.

Engine bay of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935

The Todd Blue Porsche 935/19 is in pristine situation, having solely been pushed for roughly 4 parade laps round Street Atlanta. The sale may also embody some spare elements, splendid for the track-day fanatic eager on exploring the automotive’s limits at personal monitor occasions.

rear-angled view of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935

rear view of a Gulf-liveried 2019 Porsche 935

Supply: RM Sotheby’s

 

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