Quite understandably, Porsche decided to launch its recreation of the 935/78 ‘Moby Dick’ - based on a 911 GT2 RS - in a Martini Racing livery. Makes sense, doesn’t it? It’s surely the most famous sponsor partnership Porsche has ever had.
Having said that, there are still plenty other famous liveries to have adorned Porsche racing cars over its many years in competition. And if you’re one of the 77 buyers stumping up the €701,948 (plus VAT) cost of buying one of the 935 homage cars, you now have seven classic finishes to choose from.
Let’s run you through them:
The number 70 Sachs-sponsored car was run by Dick Barbour. Brian Redman and John Fitzpatrick completed the three-man squad for the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the trio managed to elbow their way into the lead, only to fall back in heavy rain. Barbour did manage to snag a win at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1980 though, his 935 still wearing the Sachs livery.
This one’s a tribute not to a 935, but the 1970 Le Mans-winning ‘Salzburg’ 917. It was steered to victory by Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood.
Yes, there was actually a John Player Special-sponsored 935 finished in the classic black and gold scheme that’s more closely associated with Team Lotus. Privateers Team Kremer Racing ran the car in Group 5.
We didn’t really need the heading for this one, did we? The instantly-recognisable blue and orange livery has appeared on numerous Porsche racing cars, but here, it’s a nod to the 917 that nabbed the 1970 and 1971 World Sportscar Championships.
A chap called Gianpiero Moretti drove a 935 wearing a Momo Racing scheme just like this one. The reason for the livery? The Italian - who passed away in 2012 - was Momo’s founder.
The original 935 this one takes inspiration from was driven to victory by Bob Wollek (also known as ‘Brilliant Bob’), Manfred Schurti and John Fitzpatrick at the 1979 1000km Nürburgring. Its rather lovely livery was the result of a partnership with heating manufacturer Vaillant.
Bob Garretson and Brian Redman won the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona in a 935 that looked just like this one.
Which would you pick? Let us know in the comments.