Porsche’s 934/5 is arguably one of the coolest competition cars of the ‘70s, combining the chassis and engine of the 934 with the wheels, tyres and rear wing configuration of the 935.
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Despite being built for IMSA’s Group 4, it actually never made it to the grid – as the organisers banned it before it could compete in its first race. As a result, the 934/5 found itself in the rival SCAA Trans-Am Series, winning 6 out of the 8 races to take the 1977 championship. But in another strike of bad luck, a formal challenge by another competitor stripped the car of its title.
Nonetheless, it’s still a winner in our hearts, and Alexandre Comby´s example, built to the spec of Porsche’s iconic racing model is very cool indeed.
While it features a 2.8-litre air-cooled Flat-six Turbo Engine in the place of the original 3.0-litre, it still puts out 450PS via a four-speed manual gearbox – not bad considering it weighs just 1,050kg.
Don’t believe us? Check it out in action here, on Switzerland’s Gurnigel Bergrennen.
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