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Rennsport Reunion IV: 1978 Porsche 935 "Moby Dick"

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Oct 16th, 2011 at 10:01AM

The year was 1978, and Norbert Singer was tasked with building the ultimate Group 5 Porsche 935. His sole objective was to deliver a win at Le Mans. Singer went immediately to work and pushed the FIA's rules to deliver a lower, wider and more aerodynamic 935 than anyone expected. With a white body and a characteristic long swooping tail, it was dubbed "Moby Dick," after Herman Melville's great white whale. But don't get the impression that Moby Dick was just an aero kit on a 935, as there were other, less visible changes to the race car. The turbocharged flat six was bumped up to displace... Read More

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