The 935 ‘Baby’, based on the successful 935 Group 5 race sports car, was created in 1977, after only four months of development,, specifically for entries in the small division (up to 2000cc) of the German Sports Racing Championship. Compared to the Group 5 car, this little 935 had a six cylinder turbo engine of 370bhp, reduced to a displacement of 1.4-litres. A thorough diet helped ‘Baby’ meet the minimum weight of 750kg as dictated by the rules.
At the Hockenheim circuit in Germany, on only its second race start, the ‘Baby’ set the fastest qualifying time and went on to score an outright victory by nearly a minute, driven by Belgian ace Jacky Ickx.
Having provided proof that Porsche could be competitive when they wished, even in an engine capacity class – of up to 2000cc – which was not typical of Porsche, after only two races the ‘Baby’ entered a noble retirement in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart