A Real DP935 Turbo with only 19,000 Miles
For the serious Porsche Enthusiast!
DP Motorsport was (is) one of those tuners that can actually rely on experience in motor-racing. DP Motorsport’s 911 Porsche racers for the street appeared very similar to the Kremer Porsche 935 racing cars for which DP designed and produced the bodywork. DP Motorsport offered two different body modifications for the Porsche 911 in their regular program: the DP 935 I and DP 935 II.
The latter, the Version II, was the widest and had the most racy looks. These racy looks were more than looks alone. Ekke Zimmermann’s DP Motorsport was in many ways different from other Porsche tuners like Gemballa and Rinspeed. The latter two modified cars merely to create extreme looks and a high boulevard-profile, whereas the DP 935 Porsches were race cars made for the street. The racing looks were matched by the car’s performance (or the other way around): the Porsche DP 935 II were usually fitted with modified engines of 400 Horsepower or more and with the modified suspension and weight reduction the car was very racetrack worthy. Reducing the weight was accomplished by the modified looks: replacing most of the Porsche’s bodypanels with DP’s glassfibre ones (in the latter part of the 1980s carbon fibre was also an option) the overall weight of the DP Motorsport 935 was 550kg (!) less than a stock Porsche 911 Turbo (930). Only the roof and the doors were left untouched.
The typical slanted nose, which originated from the racing Porsches and which was a very popular tuning-option in the 1980s was also present on the DP 935 II, although different types can be distinguished. DP Motorsport offered the slant nose as a version with pop-up headlamps and one without. The version without the pup-up headlamps was to go incombination with the big front-bumper which included headlights as well, although several cars have both the pop-up headlights and the front bumper with headlights fitted. The official US-version of the DP935 II Street lacked the front bumper with the big racy headlights and only had a small bumper modification with foglights installed, retaining the original Porsche bumper. This was done because of stricter US safetyregulations which didn’t allow the all new DP Motorsport bumper to be installed, at least not without the pop-up headlights.
As with most of the 1980s high-end tuners, the DP Motorsport prices were steep: just the bodykit plus suspension upgraded used to cost 60.000 DM (1984). Upgrading the stock 3.2 litre Porsche engine from 300BHP to 360BHP was priced at 14.000 DM (1984) and the modification up to 400BHP incuding the increased displacement to 3.3 litres at no less than 20.500 DM (1984).
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