1982 Gaaco 935L
In 1982 Bob Akin Motor Racing commissioned spectacular Porsche 935 to be built for their Le Mans effort. It was built by Chuck Gaa of Gaaco to have a higher topspeed and increased performance.
Chuck Gaa fitted a Lola T600 front end to a new bespoke bonded aluminum chassis. According to the regulations, the body retained the 930 roof structure, but was entirely new from the beltline down.
The standard 3.2-liter Porsche engine was used and put out 750 bhp.
Leading up to Le Mans the car was raced once at Limerock then sent to France. During the 24 Hour enduro, the car ran out of fuel before one of the drivers even got to race a stint. Later the car competed with Coca-Cola/paradyne livery in America.
For the 1983 season it was picked up by Henn’s Swap Shop Racing and raced well into 1984.
|engine||Type 930/80 Boxer-6|
|valvetrain||SOHC, 2 Valves perCyl|
|fuel feed||Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection|
|displacement||3163 cc / 193.02 in³|
|bore||95 mm / 3.7 in|
|stroke||74.4 mm / 2.9 in|
|power||559.3 kw / 750 bhp|
|specific output||237.12 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||833.33 bhp per tonne|
|body / frame||Gaaco Bonded Aluminum Chassis|
|front brakes||Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|rear brakes||Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers|
|front wheels||F 40.6 x 26.7 cm / 16 x 10.5 in|
|rear wheels||R 48.3 x 38.1 cm / 19 x 15 in|
|steering||Rack & Pinion|
|f suspension||MacPherson Struts w/Bilstein Dampers, Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar|
|r suspension||Double Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers, Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar|
|curb weight||900 kg / 1985 lbs|
|weight distro||40 % / 60 %|
|wheelbase||2271 mm / 89.4 in|
|front track||1501 mm / 59.1 in|
|rear track||1557 mm / 61.3 in|
|length||4681 mm / 184.3 in|
|width||1971 mm / 77.6 in|
|key drivers||Jackie Ickx, Jochen Mass|
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