1983 Porsche 935 Straßenversion


1983 Porsche 935 Straßenversion

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

typeSeries Production Car
built atStuttgart, Germany
production1
engineTurbocharged Flat-6
positionRear Longitudinal
aspirationKKK Turbocharger
valvetrainSOHC, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedBosch K-Jetronic Injection
displacement3299 cc / 201.3 in³
bore97.0 mm / 3.82 in
stroke74.4 mm / 2.93 in
compression7.0:1
power283.4 kw / 380 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output115.19 bhp per litre
bhp/weight267.79 bhp per tonne
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeBBS Center-Lock
front brakesVented & Cross-Drilled Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight1419 kg / 3126 lbs
wheelbase2272 mm / 89.4 in
front track1433 mm / 56.4 in
rear track1501 mm / 59.1 in
length4290 mm / 168.9 in
width1775 mm / 69.9 in
height1311 mm / 51.6 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.25:1, 1.30:1, 0.89:1, 0.625:1
final drive4.22:1
top speed~300 kph / 186.30 mph
0 – 60 mph~5.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph~11.2 seconds