The 935 was also utterly dominant in America winning 51 IMSA GT races from 1978 through 1984, including every event of 1980’s 14-race Camel GT championship season.
SCCA Pro Racing also embraced the 935. In 1979 John Paul Jr took his 935 to the Category II Trans-Am Championship winning six of nine rounds. In the same year Brumos’ Peter Gregg won eight of 15 IMSA Winston GT Championship races with his iconic white-red-and-blue Brumos 935, earning his sixth IMSA GT championship. The 935 did even better in “home games”; In 1979 Klaus Ludwig in Kremer Racing’s 935 K3 won eleven of 12 races to clinch the German National Group 5 championship.
The 935’s legend and legacy remain fresh in the minds and fantasies of all who saw them race. In 2018 Porsche tapped into those memories with a tribute to the mighty 935. Based on the 911 GT2 RS, the new 935 wears “Moby Dick’s” elongated shape, massive fairings, white base color and Martini Racing’s signature red and blue stripes.
“Fans loved the 935,” said Amelia Concours d’Elegance founder and Chairman Bill Warner, who as a staff photographer covered the IMSA GT Championship for Road & Track magazine. “The 935s were beasts: spectacular flame-belching, 200 mph, road racing ‘funny cars’ But the 935 looks the way we expect a Porsche 911 to look, even with big flares, big muscles, big wings and the 935’s signature slopenose.”