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1978 - Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick
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1978 - Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick


1978 - Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick

:: Info

This is the Porsche 935/78 Turbo as raced in 1978, it had a short career; only 4 races. The 935/78 was nick-named 'Moby Dick' because of its body-shape.

It is powered by 3.2 litre turbocharged 6 cylinder boxer engine that produced between 700bhp and 900bhp depending on turbo-boost. This power and light weight (1030 kgs) and suberb aerodynamics push the car along at a staggering 230 miles per hour.

It debuted on the Silverstone 6 hours; the 935/78 broke the lap-record with 5 seconds and led from flag till flag. Le Mans was an anti-climax, the car showed it is speed but it was slowed by engine trouble finishing a creditable 8th. It was raced 2 times more but both times mechanical failure kept them from a win.

The 935-78 retired after four races and it rests in the Porsche museum now.

:: Specifications

General
Engine
Performance
Year : 1978
Make and Model : Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick
Curb Weight : 1025 kg
Layout : Rear Engine/RWD
Transmission : 4-Speed Manual
Configuration : Air Cooled Twin Turbo Flat-6
Displacement : 3211 cc
Power : 845 bhp (--kw) @ 8200 rpm
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Redline : --rpm
Top speed : 366 kmh (227 mph)
Acc. 0-100 kmh : 2.8 s
Acc. 0-160 kmh : --s
Acceleration 0-¼ mile : 8.9 s
Lateral Acc. : --g

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