1982 Gaaco 935L

1982 Gaaco 935L

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.

In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atGermany
body stylistGaaco
engineType 930/80 Boxer-6
positionRear, Longitudinal
aspirationKKK Turbocharger
block materialAluminum
valvetrainSOHC, 2 Valves perCyl
fuel feedBosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
displacement3163 cc / 193.02 in³
bore95 mm / 3.7 in
stroke74.4 mm / 2.9 in
power559.3 kw / 750 bhp
specific output237.12 bhp per litre
bhp/weight833.33 bhp per tonne
body / frameGaaco Bonded Aluminum Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
front wheelsF 40.6 x 26.7 cm / 16 x 10.5 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 38.1 cm / 19 x 15 in
steeringRack & Pinion
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Bilstein Dampers, Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers, Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight900 kg / 1985 lbs
weight distro40 % / 60 %
wheelbase2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track1501 mm / 59.1 in
rear track1557 mm / 61.3 in
length4681 mm / 184.3 in
width1971 mm / 77.6 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
key driversJackie Ickx, Jochen Mass

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