PORSCHE 935-78 n.43



PORSCHE 935-78 n.43


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The Porsche 935-78 is a car that participated at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 1979. The car with the modifications to the front and rear took on a very elongated shape and was nicknamed by the workers Moby Dick in honor of the white whale featured in Herman Melville’s novel.

The German Porsche System Martini team with drivers Rolf Stommelen, Manfred Schurti at the wheel of the Porsche 935-78 n.43 finished eighth at the 24 hours of Le Mans 1978 with forty-three laps behind the winner. The race won by Didier Pironi and Jean Pierre Jaussand with the Renault Alpine A442B n.2. In second arrived the Porsche 936-78 n.6 of the Martini Racing Porsche System team of Bob Wollek, Jurgen Barth, Jacky Ickx with a gap of five laps and the Porsche 936-77 n.7 of Hurley Haywood, Peter Gregg and Reinhold Joest spaced seven laps.


Porsche 935-78
Designed: Norbert Singer
Fibreglass and kevlar body panels
Length: 4890 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 1200 mm
Suspension front: McPherson struts, lower wishbones, adjustable anti-roll bar
Suspension rear: Semi-trailing arms, coil springs over shock absorbers
Brakes: ventilated and cross-drilled discs
Tyres: Dunlop


Porsche Type 935/71 3211 cc B6 Turbo
Power: 630 kW
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Manual four speed.
Fuel brand: Shell
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 120 lt


Eighth in the 24 hours of Le Mans 1978 with drivers Rolf Stommelen, Manfred Schurti

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Schurti Manfred, Stommelen Rolf




24 Hours of Le Mans

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