You don’t have to be named Ishmael or even Ahab to appreciate the 2019 Porsche 935 Moby Dick, though you will have to be one of the first 77 people in line to get one of these extremely limited-run cars. Inspired by Porsche’s 935/78 racecar, and given the same moniker, the 2019 Moby Dick is a track-only race car, though even that might be hard to find events for since the car is non-homologated.
Porsche recognizes the limited potential use, stating that the car is “geared towards clubsport events and private training on racetracks.”
The 2019 Moby Dick makes use of the current generation 911 GT2 RS powertrain, which consists of a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine capable of 690 horsepower. The engine mates with a rear-wheel drive seven-speed PDK paddle-shift gearbox. That’s less power than the original Moby Dick.
While there’s a discrepancy in that regard, there’s little to complain about in the looks department. The carbon-reinforced plastic body kit mimics the swoops of the 935/78 version. It does have a new wing, and it sports incorporated LED lights.
Being a race car, the interior is minimal. There’s just one seat beneath an escape hatch, and a welded-in cage. Moby Dick sports a Cosworth data logger and a motorsport wheel.
As limited as it is, you’ll pay quite a bit to add it to your stables–£750,000.