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Gaaco 935L (1982)

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.

Specs & Performance

type Racing Car
built at Germany
body stylist Gaaco
coachbuilder Gaaco
production 1
engine Type 930/80 Boxer-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration KKK Turbocharger
block material Aluminum
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
compression 7.2:1
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
driven wheels RWD
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
transmission 4-Speed Manual
key drivers Jackie Ickx, Jochen Mass