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Porsche 935 | The ultimate track weapon

A single one of the 77 manufactured examples of the contemporary Porsche 935 will go up for auction at RM Sotheby's Monterey sales event later this month. It might sell for between $1.5 million and $2 million, according to pre-auction projections.

When speccing up their 935s, Porsche gave their clients an option between eight various racing-inspired liveries. This vehicle is painted in the Gulf Oil livery, which features a lot of vivid orange highlights on the hood, front quarter panels, rear quarter panels, and both the front and back bumpers. The majority of the outside of the vehicle is completed in blue.

Other than that, this 935 features two sizable number "9" emblems on the doors and is mounted on a pair of 18-inch center-locking wheels. The front splitter, rear diffuser, wing mirrors, and enormous rear wing are just a few of the external features that are made mostly of exposed carbon fiber, as is the case with the previous 935s.

This specific 935 was delivered brand-new to Todd Blue, who is the owner of an absolutely amazing collection of both vintage and contemporary Porsche vehicles. Number 50 out of the 77 units produced, his 935 is still in "practically new condition" according to RM Sotheby's and hasn't been driven much since the owner took possession. In fact, immediately after receiving it, he only ever drove it for four parade laps around Road Atlanta.

The 935 is based on the all-conquering Porsche 911 GT2 RS 991-generation, which made its debut in 2017. Porsche's designers and engineers were able to create the track-only weapon anyway they pleased because they were not constrained by any rules of the road or racing series. As a result, the exterior is fully custom, and the inside has the same authentic race car feel.

The same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, producing a cool 690 horsepower, powers the 935.

TopGear Magazine February 2024