Gute Morgen! Last week I promised you all a Minichamps 64 in racing trim. So here it is: Minichamps’ 1/64 interpretation of the Porsche 934. And what livery would suit it better then the infamous Jägermeister livery for the ultimate Teutonic look?
So what was the 934? Nothing more, or less, than a race-car for Group 4 GTs based on the Porsche 930. Initially Porsche had planned to upgrade the much lighter Carrera RS 3.0 with a Turbo but FIA increasing the Group 4 minimum weight made that a road too difficult for Porsche. So instead they took the 930, we all know it as the Porsche 911 Turbo, and created the Group 4 GT based on that one.
It was also known as the Porsche Turbo RSR. Built from 1976 to 1979 it’s impressive how successful it was. Although quickly outnumbered by the 935 Group 5 (the ‘Flachbau’, or ‘slant nose’) it raced in the hands of many privateers for a decade: until 1986!
It competed in Le Mans as well for 7 years. But it’s main competitions were the GT-class in European championship (won in 1976), German DRM and American Transam (won in 1976 and 1977) and IMSA series. After that the 935 Group 5 took over overall-wins. And that resulted in the 934/5 update which was obtainable from the Porsche factory. More wings, wider back, just not the slant nose. But Group 5-compatible as well.
Okay, and now for something completely different: an intermezzo. Without my default dioramas. But... With added ‘Jägermeister’ functionality:
The magic dark liquid that’s been spiriting my ‘apres-ski’ for decades now. It’s no wonder the livery appeals to me a lot. I can’t imagine taking a zip of Gulf after a day of hard ‘labour’ on the ski pistes!
And that back shows the only flaw I’ve spotted on this Minichamps: the exhaust. I presume it’s just this one that’s a bit damaged. So I’ll better get the toolkit ready.
Let’s just end with some specifications. The ‘76 edition weighted 1120 kgs. Add 485 hp to this and you’ve got a car capable of doing speeds over 300km/h. The 1979 934 edition was 10kgs heavier. And got way over 100 hp extra. All this awesomeness with... A manual 4-speed transmission!
That transmission was a slightly altered ‘normal’ 930 tranny. To cope with the increased powers it did get a transmission-oil cooler in the wing. And to stop all this goodness on 275 (front) and 325 (back) wide tires it got the brake-system of another epic success: the 917. And that same 917 was the car where Porsche resourced the 934’s turbo from.
Und das war es wieder. I hope you’ll enjoy this week’s Teutonic Tuesday. And I hope to see a lot of other German goodies today, maybe even some other 934s. I’ve got some other Minichamps 64 to show (Martini 935!) as well but that’ll have to wait. Not sure why or what I’ll display next week, all these Porsches are driving me insane so I’ll better do something different...