The world's most historically significant racecars were out in-force this weekend for the Monterey Motorsports Reunion in California. The event, which coincided with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, is three days of historic racing with some of the coolest classic racecars on the planet. Porsche has had a significant presence in car racing for decades, so it's not surprising quite a few models came out for this year's Reunion.
One of those Porsche is the 935. The 935 was based off of the road-going 911 Turbo, built to FIA-Group 5 specifications. It retained the basic rear-mounted flat-six layout, but instead had two turbochargers feeding power to just the rear wheels. It had extremely aggressive styling, with a flat nose and huge rear wing. The 935 was one of the most successful racecars of all time, and this one, the JLP-3, was no exception.
The JLP-3 entered 27 races in its career, and took a total of nine wins and 16 podiums. That means it grabbed a top-three spot in over half the races it drove. It's powered by a 3.2-liter IMSA-spec motor, and makes around 800 horsepower. Calling this car insane is an understatement.
put a camera on the helmet of driver Zak Brown as he takes the 935 JLP-3 around a very foggy Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. While the drivers don't go full-out during these races at the risk of crashing priceless pieces of history, Brown still manages to fly to the redline again and again, giving us the chance to listen to that twin-turbo flat six wail.