It’s capable of producing more than 700hp at 1.2 bar – a powerhouse on the tracks, no less.
Back in 1980, during the early days of the now-pervasive Apple, Steve Jobs had the idea of hitching the company logo on a race car to get its branding out there. His machine of choice was a 1979 Porsche 935 K3 Turbo.
It ran only in that season, finishing seventh at Sebring, second at Riverside and Sears Point, and third at Road America. But it quickly became a fan favorite and earned a cult following at the prestigious 24-hour Le Mans with its retro rainbow body wrap, “Apple Computer” logo and a bumper sticker reading: “Don’t upset the Apple Car.”
The Apple-sponsored Porsche racecar made its debut just months before the company went public in December that same year, becoming the biggest IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956. So, what happened to the iconic model after that?
The real deal is currently in the possession of American radio personality Adam Corolla, with an estimated value of $10 million. However, you can be the new owner of a replica of the original for only a fraction of the cost – $499,999, to be exact.
Though the half-a-million-dollar price tag may sound exorbitant for a replica, it does come fitted with impressive racing components. Underneath its 935 K3 exterior, it features a 3.8 TT engine built by Bob Holcomb, with a GT2 6-speed transmission. It’s capable of producing more than 700hp at 1.2 bar – a powerhouse on the tracks, no less.
If you’re sold by that, check out the full listing on DuPont Registry here. In the meantime, watch the video below to catch a glimpse of the original model on the racetrack.
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