Porsche 935 Turbo (diecast 1:18, Exoto)

  • Porsche 935 Turbo (from 1976)
  • Exoto
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • Standox Avus Galaxy
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited edition
 
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Historical Significance of the Porsche 935 Turbo

The Porsche 935 Turbo was first designed by Norbert Singer and Manfred Bantle and is a legendary racing car produced from 1976 to 1981. As an evolution of the Porsche 930, the car was specifically tuned for racing tracks and has played a significant role in racing history. Technically, the Porsche 935 Turbo featured a turbocharged inline-six engine, making it an extremely powerful racing machine. One notable feature of this model was its modular design, which made it easier to adapt to different tracks and conditions. The Porsche 935 Turbo was the flagship of the Group 5 Specials, a special class of touring cars in motorsport competition.


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Technical Details of the Porsche 935 Turbo

Technically, the Porsche 935 Turbo was characterized by its powerful 3.0-liter turbo engine, later expanded to 3.3 liters. It achieved a peak output of up to 700 HP and was capable of reaching speeds of over 320 km/h (199 mph). The car's aerodynamics were also optimized, leading to its distinctive flat and wide body. What stood out were the large rear wing and extended front section, contributing to enhanced aerodynamics. The significance of the design was also reflected in the resilient materials used to reduce the vehicle's weight while ensuring stability at high speeds. Engineers spared no compromise in its development, making the Porsche 935 Turbo celebrated as a technical masterpiece.

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Racing Success

The Porsche 935 Turbo had a successful racing career from the start, winning the German Racing Championship in its debut season in 1976. Legendary drivers like Jacky Ickx, Rolf Stommelen, and George Follmer piloted the car to multiple victories. Particularly, from 1978, the car made its mark at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with significant podium finishes. The vehicle was utilized by teams worldwide in various racing configurations and prevailed over rival models. It's not just the wins that made the car famous, but also the technical sophistication that helped set the standards for future racing vehicles.

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Model Car Details and Build

The model car showcased here in 1/18 scale, manufactured by Exoto, is based on the original Porsche 935 Turbo. Constructed from durable diecast material, the model ensures high accuracy and durability. In the collection of Modelly member "Play-X," the model stands out for its unique features, like the faithful reproductions of the large rear wing and wide body. The authentic sponsor decals, such as those from Dunlop, are precisely placed, enhancing realism. Another notable detail is the gold-colored rims, emphasizing the car's sporty character.

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Appearance and Paint Job

The appearance of the model is striking and true to detail. The black metallic-green undertones paint job gives the car an elegant and aerodynamic look. The prominent air intakes and carefully crafted headlights dominating the car's front end stand out. Sponsors' logos, like the eye-catching Dunlop branding on the tires, contribute to the model's authenticity. The high standards of Exoto model construction shine through again, with every detail of the original Porsche 935 Turbo lovingly recreated. Even small elements like the side mirrors and door handles are molded with impressive accuracy, making the model a standout piece in any collection.


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