Porsche 935 (1979 Daytona 24 Hours Winner) - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car
- 1:18 Scale (approximately ten inches in length)
- Diecast metal body, features opening doors and removable hood and engine cover
- Poseable steering
A recurring theme of 1970s sports car racing was Porsche's consistent triumph over the FIA's efforts to put the brakes on their runaway success. Having exploited loopholes in the FIA's arcane rules to produce the legendary 917 and 936 prototype racers, Porsche took a different approach to maintain the dominance of their production-based 935 Group 5 car. When the FIA decreed that the twin-turbocharged 935 was too fast to allow for reasonable competition, they saddled the car with 40 kilograms of ballast. Porsche's response? They produced a short run of single-turbocharged 935s (properly known as the 935/79) and just kept on winning. The 935/79's first victory came in the 1979 Daytona 24 Hours, in which the Interscope-liveried car of Ted Field, Hurley Haywood and Danny Ongais cruised to a carefully managed 49 lap victory over the second-place Ferrari.
Certainly among the most famous of all Porsche 935s, the Interscope Daytona winner is the subject of a masterfully detailed 1:18-scale diecast metal replica by TSM. Every aspect of the car's presentation is executed to perfection, from the iconic Interscope livery and BBS "turbofan" wheels to the single-turbo flat six and race cockpit.