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Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick – A Legend in its own Time

Porsche 935-78 Moby Dick (chassis 935/78.006 )
Porsche 935-78 Moby Dick (chassis 935/78.006 ), photographed at the Porsche Warehouse in May 2017

Group 5 rules offered manufacturers a great deal of freedom to modify their cars in the Silhouette class. At Porsche, Norbert Singer pushed the rules to the limit, and gave us the Porsche 935/78 Moby Dick, truly a legend in its own time.


In the 1970s, Porsche had several things going for it on the motorsport stage. Firstly, they had built up a wealth of experience with turbocharging; and secondly, they had in Ernst Fuhrmann a CEO who believed in the benefits of motorsport. And then they had Norbert Singer, a motorsport engineer who had originally wanted to be an aeronautical engineer, but when a position at Porsche presented itself in March 1970, he took that instead.

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