The 935/78 was the ultimate expression of the 911 factory race car before Porsche officially withdrew from motor sport. Raced under the Group 5 silhouette series, great liberties were taken with the design and the result was nicknamed ‘Moby Dick’ for its large size and huge overhangs. Only one 935/78 was built, wearing chassis number 935006, and used by Martini sponsored Porsche factory racing team.
When the 935/78 was first shown, it didn’t look exactly as it would once it’s ready for racing. The prototype had very wide doors, a shape in the side that looked like a supersized NACA duct and a different rear wing. The prototype was nicknamed “Moby Dick” after a big white whale in a famous novel and the name stuck with the car although it was never raced in full white.