Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick (diecast 1:18, Solido)

  • Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick (from 1982)
  • Solido
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • racing / multicolored
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
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The Icon: The Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick

The Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick is a legendary vehicle deeply rooted in the world of motorsports. This generation of the Porsche 935, built from 1977 to 1984, earned its nickname "Moby Dick" due to its long wheelbase and expansive shape. The car was significantly developed by designers Norbert Singer and Manfred Bantle with the aim of redefining the boundaries of aerodynamic efficiency and performance. As an evolution of the Porsche 935 based on the 911 Turbo, the 935/78 represents the pinnacle of development, especially with extensive modifications to the bodywork and engine to meet the demanding regulations of Group 5.

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Technical Marvels of the Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick

From a technical standpoint, the Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick shone through its highly advanced drivetrain. The turbocharged six-cylinder boxer engine provided around 750 horsepower, transforming the vehicle into a true racing machine. Its distinct elongated rear section and lowered front spoiler significantly improved aerodynamics. The car features a reinforced body and lightweight materials to maximize power-to-weight ratio. The construction of the car was perfected through the use of lightweight components and the reduction of unnecessary weight.

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Successful Races and Famous Drivers

The Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick proved to be extremely successful in the racing scene. It particularly stood out at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it achieved high placements despite technical difficulties. One of the most famous drivers who piloted the 935/78 was Jacky Ickx, known for his technical finesse and racing intelligence. Another prominent driver was Brian Redman, who celebrated multiple victories in the IMSA-GTX series. These drivers significantly contributed to the fame of the Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick and cemented its place in motorsport history.

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The Scale Model Beauty in 1/18 Format

The discussed scale model car by Solido is an excellent replica of the famous Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick. This 1/18 scale model is part of the Modelly member "Play-X" collection and showcases a detailed reproduction of the original. Crafted from high-quality die-cast material, the model offers high detail accuracy and durability. The base materials and the precision with which the details are crafted make this model an exceptional collector's item. Remarkable are the visible sponsor decals, such as those from Goodyear and Pennzoil on the bodywork.

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Detailed Paintwork and Precision by Solido

The paintwork of the model is also eye-catching. The distinctive blue and white color scheme with the characteristic sponsor logos has been faithfully replicated. The wheels and tires are equally intricately designed, in line with the original motorsport design. Particularly impressive are the front and rear sections, skillfully reproducing the aerodynamic features of the original. The spoiler and bodywork elements exhibit remarkable detail accuracy that will make every collector's heart race. Solido's 1/18 scale model is truly a precise homage to the legendary Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick and a must-have for any collector.

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