Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 retired in the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1980

PORSCHE 935 K3/79 n.71

HISTORY

The Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 is a car that participated in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1980. To promote the Apple brand, Steve Jobs agreed with the Dick Barbour Racing team to sponsor their Porsche 935 in the 1980 season.

Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson and Allan Moffat at the wheel of the Porsche 935 K3/79 n.71 took part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1980. The trio was forced to retire after eleven hours of the race due to the engine failure. The race was won by the Rondeau M379B n.16 by Jean Rondeau and Jean-Pierre Jabouille.
During the season, the Apple-sponsored Dick Barbour Racing team car took third place at the Road America 500 with Rahal and Garretson.

CHASSIS

Porsche 935 K3/79
Fibreglass and kevlar body panels
Length: 4820 mm
Width: 1985 mm
Height: 1150 mm
Brakes: ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Porsche 3164 cc F6 Turbo
Power: 560 kW
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Tank Capacity: ? lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Retired in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1980 with drivers Bobby Rahal, Bob Garretson, Allan Moffat

Posted in DRAWS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS.

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