Porsche 935 DPIII by DP Motorsport

Porsche 935 DPIII by DP Motorsport

30.08.2018: - Tailor-made for Florida For 45 years by now, dp motorsport in Overath with the company founder Ekkehard and son Patrick ZIMMERMANN as well as their team is, so to say, renowned worldwide for their inimitable metamorphoses of Porsche models en route

 - Tailor-made for Florida




For 45 years by now, dp motorsport in Overath with the company founder Ekkehard and son Patrick ZIMMERMANN as well as their team is, so to say, renowned worldwide for their inimitable metamorphoses of Porsche models en route to dream cars. Latter mentioned deserve their name without exception.



This time a 1992 Porsche 965 turbo in black with a 3,3 liter engine “serves” as base vehicle.



As far as the history of the car is concerned, until 1997 it existed as an untouched standard production car in Germany. In the same year – commissioned by the second owner – dp motorsport started the conversion into a polar silver 935-dpIII race car replica with road approval. It should remain the only one of its kind!



As early as the mid 1980s, the dp935 cars were successfully used in the German motorsport scene. In order to apply the most powerful expansion level, the IMSA-engines of the Porsche 962 series were ordered at Porsche separately and implanted into the race cars.



This was followed by diverse overall victories and championships with the ZIMMERMANNs turbo-high-achievers. As of 1995 the third stage of the car body expansion based on a Porsche 965 joined the team. Only five of these vehicles were built and operated in the German motorsport extremely successful, particularly with the driver-brothers Jürgen and Uwe ALZEN.



And exactly in this polar silver shade with color stripes, dp motorsport built up the vehicle for public roads on base of the 965. For that purpose the body parts were made of high-grade fibre glass with diverse carbon fiber reinforcements. The engine got an upgrade to approximately 450 PS (= 330 kW).




Beside a adjustable sport-suspension by H&R and an Uniball strut bearing, an adjustable strut brace were installed as well. The adequate wheel-tire-combination consists of three-piece RH aluminum rims in cup-design in 9x18 with tires in 245/40-18 on the front axle and in 12,5x18 with 335/30-18 on the rear axle.



Also the interior could not escape dp motorsport scot-free. Fine leather in classic gray combined with black were processed. An airbag sport type steering wheel and a clubsport roll-over bar emphasize the sporty ambitions of automobile and driver, who – if required along together with a co-driver – takes a seat in dp935 lollipop-seats, also in classic gray combined with black.



Prior to the delivery of the 935-dpIII in early 2018 to a sports car dealer in Miami (Florida/USA), the dp motorsport team incidentally installed a newly manufactured stainless steel exhaust system.



This automobile is a true design-masterpiece of the dp-founder Ekkehard ZIMMERMANN.

 

 

- Jordi Miranda, also photos
 

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30.08.2018 / MaP

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