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#Porsche 935 on show at the 2010 Old Timer Grand Prix

At the 2010 Nurburgring OldTimer Rally many Porsche 935 was on show, I thought i would show you some of the best images from the Old Timer Grand Prix

Firstly the Porsche 935 was introduced in 1976, as the factory built racing variant of the Porsche 911 turbo fettled for the FIA-Group 5. It was the development of the Porsche Carrera RSR 2.1 turbo prototype which had scored 2nd position in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Starting with the 1977 season, The 935 went on to win the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans overall, and other major endurance races, including Sebring, Daytona, and the 1000 km Nürburgring. Of the 370 races it was entered, it won 123.

At the time no other make could challenge the Porsche 935, due to the large availability of customer models, each race at the time typically featured at least five 935’s.

The large turbocharger was used with mechanical fuel injection which caused turbo lag followed shortly by a fireball spitting from the exhaust and an enormous amount of power (up to 800 hp). The dominance of the 935 was ended by the FIA rules changes coming in effect in 1982, when the six numbered groups were replaced by only three groups, A, B and C.
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