In the mid-70s, Porsche developed the 935 model, a race car homologated on the 930 road car and aimed at the Group 5 ‘silhouette’ series created by the FIA for the 1976 season. As the records will show, the 935 was a formidable race car and it quickly dominated the Group 5 class, becoming the weapon of choice for numerous privateer teams.
Because of the flexibility of the basic Porsche 911 platform, and the lessons learned by the privateer teams, developing the 935 for them became the natural thing to do. One such team that succeeded in developing the 935 was the Kremer Racing team in Cologne, Germany, whose founders the brothers Erwin and Manfred Kremer, were no strangers to motorsport. Kremer Racing did a particularly good job during the late ‘70s, creating the 935 K1, K2 and K3, the latter model being the first privateer Porsche team to win the Le Mans 24 Hours.