The 1976 Porsche 935 Kremer K3 Recreation Racecar is billed as “amazing to drive” as well as well-sorted and reliable. The car is currently equipped for the road with DOT-approved road tires and a suspension geometry “adapted to the road”. It is also proposed that this Porsche “with some minor modifications and current safety equipment could easily be reconfigured for classic car racing”. The Cologne racing team accepted the wild request and after a few months, Walter Wolf`s Porsche 935 was ready for the road. No other Porsche 935 from this period has ever been built and is therefore unique. In order to make the race car engine more “road friendly” and slightly more reliable, it was tuned from the 845 hp racing version to 740 hp, which was a crazy achievement at the time and is still at supercar level 42 years later. Wolf paid $800,000 for the Porsche 935 Kremer K3 when it was delivered in 1980, which equates to about $2.4 million in 2018. The list price for this today? It is on demand, and we anticipate it will cost much more than $2.4 million. Even though Porsche rings in a 935 memorial car, it`s still the only model that`s legal outside of a closed track.
And the vehicle you see above and in the attached gallery might be what you`re looking for, as it`s actually for sale. This is a super rare, unique and road-legal 935 built by Kremer Racing for Formula 1 legend Walter Wolf. Simply put, this is a true Le Mans race car for legal road traffic. In fact, it is about 98% identical to the 935 K3 that won Le Mans in 1979. What you see is the one-of-a-kind Porsche 935 Kremer K3, the only legal specimen for the road ever built. Currently available in Germany via Mechatronik, the super sports car is expected to sell for more than $2 million. German race car manufacturer Kremer has carried out the task of turning the 935 into a road-legal car, but says the supercar has remained 98 percent identical to its racing counterpart. In addition to adding lights, the company had custom road tires from Goodyear that would match the original wheels of the 935.
Under the body, the car retains its 740 hp 2.8 lite and r biturbo boxer six-cylinder, as well as a high-ratio four-speed manual transmission. The original 935 could kill you. The new one is probably easier to drive, but still isn`t road legal. Unlike the Kremer K3R 997 turbo. When it comes to road-legal race cars, Walter Wolf`s Porsche 935 is unlike anything you`ve ever seen before. Wolf asked to acquire one of Kremer`s 935s. The racing team eventually built him a real Kremer K3, which shares 98% of its parts with the Le Mans winning car, but was adapted for use on the road. As such, the car is powered by a 2.85-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder boxer engine that produces 740 hp at 8000 rpm and is mated to a four-speed racing gearbox.
Visually, the car looks virtually identical to K3 race cars, but with turn signals and reflectors. This 1976 Porsche 935 Kremer K3 Recreation race car was developed over the past 20 years and is road-legal, with lights, turn signals, a horn and more, and is offered with its own title. However, this was not the answer Walter Wolf received from the Kremer brothers in 1979 when he ordered a road-legal K3, Kremer`s extremely successful development of the Porsche 935. This could be due to its good reputation in the world of motorsport or, more likely, its enormous wealth. One thing Wolf insisted on when he asked Kremer Racing to build him his own version of their Porsche 935 K3 was that it should be road legal so he could drive it across Europe. This Porsche 935 was converted for the road for legendary Formula 1 team owner Walter Wolf. After decades, it is for sale and is a truly unique opportunity for Porsche enthusiasts. According to the sales list on the German site Mechatronik.de, Cologne, Kremer Racing accepted the order for Wolf`s wild request for a road-legal 935.
Instead of a similar car, the Wolf company built a 935 that was 98% identical to the 935 race car that won the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans. This makes it a modified version of the Porsche 935 Kremer K3. It should be noted that the unique 935 is legal for German roads, but that does not mean that it is legal for the road in the United States. But although the new “935” is based on GT2 RS, it is not road legal. It`s a track toy. The 935 Kremer K3 was born after Formula 1 team owner Walter Wolf decided to have something special for his garage. Wolf was a big fan of the 935, especially after winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As he failed to convince Porsche to sell him one of his cars, let alone a road-legal version, Wolf turned to Kremer Racing. The only unique features of Walter Wolf`s Porsche 935 on the outside included tiny side lights and turn signals installed for technical inspection, as well as a bespoke exhaust. The latter, tailor-made for Wolf`s car, took six months. The engine is a 2.9-liter 6-twin-turbo boxer that produces 740 horsepower (slightly out of tune compared to the race car).
It is paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox that uses the gears of the Le Mans racing driver. Even the body is identical to the race car with Kevlar panels that differ only where Kremer has installed turn signals and side markings to make it roadworthy. Otherwise, he`s literally a Le Mans racer for the road. With Le Man`s gearbox, only physics limited this one-of-a-kind Porsche 935 to its dizzying top speed of 210 mph. It was the fastest legal car in the world at the time. On the road, he ate rubber so fast that Wolf used rain tires on his travels across Europe and a small plane flew new tires in front. But even these particular Lamborghinis have been replaced by an even better supercar based on the famous Porsche 935 race car. The Porsche 935 was a racing car preceded by the 934 series based on the Porsche 911, developed in the 70s for competition in the Group 5 class.
At that time, the class was considered the first category of GT racing. Porsche couldn`t sell Walter Wolf, but with deep pockets and a good reputation in motorsport, as the owner of the Wolf Racing Formula 1 team at the time, he got it anyway. Here are 10 things we just learned about Walter Wolf`s Porsche 935 Porsche has revived the iconic 935 race car and plans to build just 77 examples of its successor. Unfortunately, all these cars will only be used on the track, unless someone decides to turn their car into a legal beast of the street, but this is highly unlikely. If you want a 935 for the road, you have to fall back on the original race car. The “Moby Dick” of a Porsche race car terrorized race tracks in the late 1970s and early 80s, but the 935 was never road legal. Except this one. Kremer knows all about how to turn ordinary Porsches into the world`s fastest flamethrowers, and the 997 Turbo-based K3R is a legal love affair for the street with an 800-horsepower upgrade, a sloping nose, huge square wing flares, and a gigantic rear spoiler. It`s a pretty quick tribute to the popular 1980s. A meeting with Frank Williams in 1975 eventually led Wolf to form his own Formula 1 team and, incredibly, his car – designed by Harvey Postlethwaite and driven by Jody Scheckter – fended off Ferrari and McLaren at its first race in Buenos Aires in 1977 to win the race.
According to Kremer, it is 98% identical to the race-ready K3-Porsche 935. Unlike most supercars, the wide, highly aerodynamic exterior was built with Kevlar body panels rather than aluminum or carbon fiber. It rides on 16-inch multi-piece BBS wheels. Fortunately, Porsche has just returned the ultra-limited edition 935, based on the 911 GT2 RS, pure celebration of turbo madness full of 911 GT3 R parts. It may be yours if you`re one of the 77 people Porsche is willing to take on about $817,000. Without his Ray-Ban General sunglasses, Wolf inevitably had a penchant for supercars, and none fit him as well as a Lamborghini. But as with most of his efforts – out of the box – simply didn`t want to be – his Countach “Walter Wolf Specials” for example were specially handcrafted by Dallara, with more power, better brakes, wider tires and maple leaf stickers. For successful bidders and Buy It Now customers: All successful bidders and Buy It Now bidders are encouraged to fly and inspect the vehicle in person. If you believe that the vehicle is not presented in this way during the personal inspection, we will refund not only your deposit, but also your fare at the price of a bus ticket.
Comments must be left at the time of delivery during the final inspection. There are, of course, subtle hints to the car`s motorsport origins, such as the classic “door handle boost control” between the seats (turn it to 11!) and the offset aluminum shifter that protrudes from the navy blue carpet. Take a closer look, and you`ll find finely camouflaged kill switches, gauges with boost indicators and LED shift lights. Sorry for the pun, but it`s really a wolf in a slightly dull sheep garment. He is not fooling anyone. While the Kremer brothers were ready to build Wolf a supercar whose mechanical aspects and aerodynamic elements were adapted to his liking, Wolf insisted that his 935 be as close as possible to the Kremer Racing K3-Spec Le Mans race car. Kremer consulted Wolf, pointing out that almost every mechanical aspect of the car could be adapted to his liking. But in this regard, Wolf insisted that the car be as close to the rider as possible.