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The Porsche 935 turbo and the new Porsche 936 were the two-pronged Porsche effort for 1976 which was sponsored by Martini Racing, which had already supported Porsche 917 or 908 entries in 1970 and 1971, like the 1971 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 1975 Spanish GP, was the backup, along with Manfred Schurti.

Martini Porsche 935/78 turbo

Moby Dick

Engine: 3211cc, twin turbo, flat 6cyl,845bhp @ 8,200rpm, 578lb ft @ 6,600rpm, 4spd manual, RWD, 1025kg
Performance: 0-62mph in 2.6secs, 227mph vmax, 824bhp/tonne

Martini porsche 935 turbo


Martini porsche 935/78


A third and final version of the 935 was developed, the 935/78, intended only for Le Mans. Due to the head gasket failures of the 1977 version, Porsche parted with their air cooling tradition and introduced water-cooled cylinder heads in the 1978 engine, and equipped them with four valves as well.

Dr.-Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, usually shortened to Porsche AG, is an automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans.


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