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1983 Porsche 935 Straßenversion

In 1983 Porsche produced a stunning one-of road car for TAG owner Mansour Ojjeh. Based on a 934 chassis, it was designed to mimic the potent 935 racecars and subsequently became the one of the first slantnoses.

Both the front and rear sections were made similar to the potent 935 race car which dominated the Group 5 Sports Car Championship. This silhouette series allowed radical modifications which contributed to the repositioned nose, ultra-wdie flares and extended rear bodywork. All of these were carried over to Mansour Ojjeh’s car.

Much of the work was carried out by Porsche’s new Sonderwunsch department which was responsible for designing the slantnose and outfitting other competition features on specially selected 911 Turbos. In 1982, the single-turbo Group B 911 Turbo was available, but for this special, the 3.3-liter engine was upgraded to 400 bhp and an oil cooler was fitted in the nose. At some point, the car was sent to Werk 1 and modified alongside Porsche’s factory race cars.

1983 Porsche 935 Straßenversion

Other special features of this car include BBS center-locking wheels, an upgraded suspension and a premium interior. Inside was a new roll cage, Recaro seats, deleted rear seats, storage boxes and a stereo system. The suspension used competition shock absorbers, anti-roll bars and the overall ride height was lowered.

When completed the car was capable of 186.30 mph and a 0-60 dash 5.0 seconds. Later it was sold to John Mecom and resided in Texas for much of its life. With just 12,000 miles on the odometer it was also offered by John Starkey in 2004 for $125,000 USD.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Stuttgart, Germany
production 1
engine Turbocharged Flat-6
position Rear Longitudinal
aspiration KKK Turbocharger
valvetrain SOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Bosch K-Jetronic Injection
displacement 3299 cc / 201.3 in³
bore 97.0 mm / 3.82 in
stroke 74.4 mm / 2.93 in
compression 7.0:1
power 283.4 kw / 380 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 115.19 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 267.79 bhp per tonne
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
wheel type BBS Center-Lock
front brakes Vented & Cross-Drilled Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
steering Rack & Pinion
curb weight 1419 kg / 3126 lbs
wheelbase 2272 mm / 89.4 in
front track 1433 mm / 56.4 in
rear track 1501 mm / 59.1 in
length 4290 mm / 168.9 in
width 1775 mm / 69.9 in
height 1311 mm / 51.6 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios 2.25:1, 1.30:1, 0.89:1, 0.625:1
final drive 4.22:1
top speed ~300 kph / 186.30 mph
0 – 60 mph ~5.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~11.2 seconds