Martini Racing teams were sponsored by the Italian company Martini & Rossi, a distillery that produces Martini vermouth in Turin. Martini's sponsorship program began in 1968. The race cars are marked with the distinctive dark blue, light blue and red stripes on white, red or silver background body cars.

The Porsche 935 was a racing car made by German carmaker Porsche, introduced in 1976.
As the factory racing version of the Porsche 911 turbo prepared for FIA-Group 5 rules, it was an evolution of the Porsche Carrera RSR 2.1 turbo prototype, the second place overall finisher in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans.