Coming out as the next prototype version of the Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo, the Porsche 935 was a car that was specifically made to be raced. And this strategy for Porsche worked.
Designed by Norbert Singer, this newly developed model was supplied to all the racing teams in large numbers and soon it was one Porsche 935 up against another Porsche made 935, be it at the German Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM) races, Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona or at the IMSA GT Championships. Out of the 350 plus races that this model participated in, this car won nearly 125 of them.
On 13 March, 1977 at the DRM Zolder Bergischer Loewe race in front of a crowd of 22,000 people, this Porsche 935 car # 52 driven by Liechtensteiner Manfred Schurti from the Jägermeister Max Moritz Team, finished 24 laps in record time and standing first.
Jägermeister (or Jaegermeister, in English) is a German liqueur maker who makes this brand that contain extracts of 56 different pieces of herbs. An alcoholic drink with 35% alcohol content, (known as digestif), this one is taken for digestion, after food. The bottle is green in colour.
After Jägermeister decided to create a racing team, the first few cars were painted in their bottle green colours. But Günter Mast who was then heading the firm, found the green colour not so appealing & attractive and so decided to use the orange colour after completion of 3 races. Since then, this colour is also known as Jaegermeister orange.
This scale model is an exact replica of the winning car.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 1000 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 6.5 x 6|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|