Porsche passion fueled a record turnout of fans in end of September at Rennsport Reunion VI, the world’s largest Porsche festival. This time the event at the historical Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California was even bigger than before: Four days and official attendance of 81,550, which is easily breaking the Rennsport Reunion V record of 60,000 guests in the previous event in 2015. Carrera Classic team had the pleasure again to attend this great event, where we had the opportunity see great cars and to meet a lot of our old friends from the classic Porsche world.
Approximately 50 legendary Porsche drivers, 500 historic racecars, including 350 cars in competition, and the full Porsche Factory Team were in attendance. In addition, 1.600 Porsche cars were on display in the Porsche Club of America parking. The cars in races and exhibition ranged from the original Type 64 Porsche build for the 1939 Rome – Berlin race to the new 935. There was the first 356 Speedster, endless number of historical Porsche racecars: 356, 550, RS60, 904, 901, 911s, 914s, 911 RS and RSR, 904, 906, 908, 910, 917, 935, 962 etc. up to the modern 991 racecars and 919 Hybrids. Interesting were also the Porsche F1 car and the rare Indy formula engine produced by Porsche.
Rennsport VI was the world premiere of the new Porsche 935 racecar. Imitating the body of the legendary Porsche 935/78, Moby Dick, the 700-horsepower vehicle will be produced in a limited number of 77 units, with a price tag of about 700.000 €. Based on the street-legal 991 GT2 RS, the new Porsche 935 is designed for club sport events. As classic Porsche enthusiasts and racers, Carrera Classic team was much more excited of the several original 1976-1980 model 935 cars in the event. The spirit of the original late 1970´s fire spitting twin-turbo, 845 horsepower, 935 racecar is really hard to copy.