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by Brett Davis

Porsche vehicles have been in Australia for more than 60 years now, and to celebrate the years of presence in the country Porsche will be exhibiting a range of super-rare and super-exotic classics at the upcoming Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport, set for the weekend of March 18 to March 20.

Some of the cars to go on show will be taken from samples of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The exhibit will include race classics from various eras, from Le Mans cars to iconic Porsche motorsport greats.

Highly-anticipated among the line-up will be the awesome Porsche 956/962 Rothmans car that won (in various forms) Le Mans outright seven times between 1982 and 1994, easily making it the most successful Le Mans race car of the 80s.

Other classics to attend the show will be the famous Porsche 911-based Porsche 935, known for its heavily turbocharged flat-six engines (capacities ranged from 1.4-litres to 3.2-litres), which competed in various FIA World Championships and World Sportscar Championships during the 70s.

Perhaps the most iconic of the Porsche 935 range was the ‘Moby Dick’ car. One of the original examples will be on show at the Aussie event, showcasing the awesome 3.2-litre, 560kW flat-six.

Not only will Porsche be exhibiting stationary cars, it will also compete in a nostalgic race event which will see the Porsche 962 battle it out on Phillip Island circuit for a 30-minute race between other Le Mans classics.

Other iconic race cars like the Sauber-Mercedes C9, a Ford GT40 and a number of Lola V8 classics will be competing on the circuit alongside the Porsche 956/962.




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