When Porsche announced in 2019 that they would be revitalising the 935, racing fans rejoiced. The race car has a special place in European racing history. Popular through the mid-1970s and through the 1980s, the 911-based race car is being remembered with seven liveries for the new 935.
The seven liveries include the iconic Martini white for the 935/78 “Moby Dick”; the Gulf blue and orange of the John Wyer driven 917; Momo red and yellow to remember Group 5; Sachs white and red from the 12 Hours of Sebring winning 935; Vaillant’s turquoise from the Kremer Nurburgring; Porsche’s first Le Man’s winning livery, the Salzburg; 1981’s 24 Hours of Daytona winner Interscope; and the black and gold of the John Player Special.
The liveries are meant to “provide a new interpretation of a bygone motorsport era.” Only 77 examples of the car will be made, so these custom liveries make the cars even more exclusive. “We can hardly wait to see the new 935 on race tracks around the world,” admits Grant Larson, one of Porsche’s most noted exterior designers. “Every single livery is very exciting and matches this unique Porsche perfectly like a tailor-made outfit.”