Zuffenhausen's track-bound tribute only comes standard with one bucket.
Porsche has gained a reputation for offering a long list of optional equipment on any of its models, and charges handsomely for them. But there are certain components with which we'd expect any of its offerings to come standard, especially when we're talking about a car costing well into six figures. Like at least two seats, for example. But as it turns out, that's not the case with the Porsche 935.
The track machine is based on the 911, but features unique bodywork reminiscent of a legendary racer, and the equipment to make it faster around any circuit than just about anything Porsche has ever made before.
Think of it, in short, as Zuffenhausen's answer to the likes of the Ferrari FXX-K and the McLaren Senna GTR, only with a healthy dose of "retro" thrown into the mix. And it's highly exclusive: Porsche will only make 77 of them, and each carries a sticker price of 701,948 euros, or about $777k at current exchange rates – well over two and a half the cost of the 911 GT2 RS on which it's based. And that's just the base price.
Among those 77 customers who've ordered the neo-Moby Dick is Manny Khoshbin, a real-estate developer and self-made centi-millionaire who's as well known for his supercar collection as he is for his flashy lifestyle.
Khoshbin opted for the Martini Racing livery on his new 935 – as well as a passenger seat. And that option alone cost him an extra $10k. That's right: ten grand for a second seat that you'd assume most any car – Porsche or otherwise – would come with as standard. But then most cars don't stem from an obsession with weight reduction quite as pervasive as the 935's.
Now we're not privy to the rest of the options list on this most exclusive and focused of Porsches. But for what it's worth, you can spend $3,830 to upgrade the seats on a standard 911 Carrera. That's just for the upgrade over the standard thrones, mind you, but it's for both of them.