www.QV500.com - Porsche 911 (1974 - 77) Part 15: 935 '77 'Customer'
Whilst the 1976 World Championship for Makes had been a close fought battle between the BMW and Porsche teams, 1977 was to be a Porsche-dominated affair after the Munich firms interest began to wane. Porsche were gearing up for a title onslaught with a handful of twin turbocharged 935 77's, these works cars appearing for selected rounds whilst customer teams were offered 1976-spec single turbo derivatives. 13 customer cars were built over the winter of 1976/'77, nearly all of which went on to race extensively over the next few years.
Weighing in at 970kg, the customer-spec 935's retained the single turbo Typ 930/72 motor as installed in the 1976 works cars. This 2.8-litre engine initially produced 590bhp at 8000rpm although most teams were achieving well over 600bhp soon after the season began. Visually, these privateer 935's were identical to the 1976 works cars with their Flat Nose front ends, massive wheelarch extensions and striking rear spoiler. Despite lacking the latest twin turbo engines, the customer 935's notched up a hugely impressive race record thanks to their strength in depth and reliability. In 1977 alone, four rounds of the FIA World Manufacturers Championship fell to privateer Porsche teams who were more often than not up against the mighty factory squad. Amazingly, these cars also took outright victory in every Trans Am event that year and half of the IMSA races, but moreover, they were competitive for many years and hung around at the sharp end of high quality grids until the advent of Group C. Quite simply, customer 935's were among the most successful models in Porsches distinguished history.
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