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    Porsche 935 turbo

    Porsche 935 turbo

    The s had few racing opportunities for turbocharged , which often were fitted with style bodywork. With the help of higher turbo boost, Stommelen qualified the on the pole with a stunning 7: The front fenders, which in had followed the hood, now protruded above the hood line, and also accommodated mirrors. As this track, like most, was run clockwise, the driver seat was moved over to the right side for better weight distribution and sight in right-hand corners, like Dunlop, Tertre Rouge and Mulsanne, another distinctive feature of the model.

    Porsche 935 turbo

    Porsche 935 turbo

    Porsche 935 turbo

    Porsche 935 turbo

    Porsche 935 turbo

    The Porsche was a race car made by German automaker Porsche. Of the [1] races it was entered, it won Usually, no other make could challenge the Porsche , due to the non-availability of customer models. Each race, at the time, typically featured at least five s. The utilised a 3. For , endurance racing had two world championships: Accordingly, the and the new Porsche were the two-pronged Porsche effort for which was sponsored by Martini Racing , which had already supported Porsche or entries in and , like the Le Mans winner.

    Each championship had seven races, with only Dijon hosting both on the same weekend, while on two other weekends, the races were even run in different countries, which forced Porsche to divide its resources. Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass were the main drivers, when the F1 schedule permitted. Rolf Stommelen , who was recovering from his bad crash in the Spanish GP, was the backup, along with Manfred Schurti.

    Porsche 935 turbo

    Under Group 5 rules, also known as "silhouette rules", several significant modifications were allowed including bodywork modifications, larger wings, wider axles and water cooling , provided that the basic silhouette of the car remain unchanged when viewed from the front.

    Boost was between 1. Capacity was reduced to 2. Cologne-based Kremer Racing entered [5] a K1 built on a factory shell [6] which in the first race, the six-hour Mugello , finished second behind the Martini Racing sponsored factory entry of Mass and Ickx. Porsches occupied the first seven places ahead of a BMW in eighth, which according to the points scheme meant that Porsche had now twenty points, and BMW three.

    Porsche 935 turbo

    The factory also scored the pole, fastest lap and win at the six-hour Vallelunga, where a BMW was second and the best finished fifth. After the second race, the CSI rule makers insisted that the "whale tail" hood of the road-going must fit on the race car. The air-to-air intercooler setup under the rear hood had to be altered to a more compact air-to-water layout, which cost Porsche several weeks of testing and half a million Deutsche marks.

    The hastily modified again won the pole and fastest lap at the six-hour Silverstone , but due to a clutch problem at the start, the Martini car could finish only tenth, [8] with the second-placed Kremer collecting valuable points for Zuffenhausen. A private BMW 3. That new BMW had qualified only one second behind the factory , but two seconds ahead of the third placed Kremer The powerful BMW did not last long in the race, however, due to gearbox problems.

    Initially, Porsche ran the with the 's original fender-mounted headlights, in two different guises: The sprint setup was rarely used. However, after carefully studying the rulebooks, Porsche engineers, namely Norbert Singer , discovered a loophole regarding the modifications of fenders that gave them the liberty to remove the headlights to reduce drag and create more downforce, to which the venting slits contribute.

    Porsche 935 turbo

    This "flat nose" also known as the "slant nose" with headlights in the front spoiler, became the distinguishing feature of the and was later offered on the roadgoing as the flachbau , or "flatnose", part of Porsche's sonderwunsch , or "special wish" program. Also, the now had extended "long tail" rear fenders, similar to the low drag setup seen years earlier on the Carrera RS. These fenders also offered more space for engine periphery and efficient cooling. With Mass and Ickx being at the Monaco Grand Prix , Rolf Stommelen and Manfred Schurti stepped in to drive the which by now had the new look it became famous for.

    With the help of higher turbo boost, Stommelen qualified the on the pole with a stunning 7: The fastest of only nine race laps was just over eight minutes, though, as the engine was not sorted out, and vibrations caused ignition failure.

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