Dr.-Ing. hc F. Porsche AG or commonly abbreviated as Porsche AG is a German car manufacturer where they specialize in sports cars, SUVs and luxury sedans. Founded in 1931 in Stuttgart, Porsche was originally a two-wheeler company. Then one day Porsche worked together to make a people’s car with VW which eventually gave birth to the VW Beetle. Then the Porsche 64 was successfully created using several components from the VW Beetle. Since then, Porsche has started to explore the world of four wheels, and began to penetrate the world of motorsport.
One of the iconic Porsche racing cars is the Porsche 935.935 which was originally made as a racing version of the 911 (930) Turbo and the evolution of the Carrera RSR was able to bring several victories to Porsche from several racing events, especially endurance races such as Sebring, Daytona, 1,000 km Nurburgring and Le Mans in 1979 using a Porsche 935 K3. This classic racing car is certainly legendary, that’s why in this modern era a seasoned home modification, Bisimoto Engineering, has managed to mix and match this classic car with modern technology.
Having the name Porsche 935 K3V, the car which in its day was nicknamed “Moby Dick” by Bisi Ezerioha, CEO of Bisimoto Engineering, succeeded in grafting a battery and electric motor that made it a fully electric car. Starting from the classic Carrera car, Bisi paired the Kremer 935 K3 body kit from the German company which at that time lifted the 935 to the title at Le Mans in 1979.
Bisimoto created the Porsche 935 which is capable of producing up to 636HP with only a load of around 1.2616kg. And because it uses an electric motor, this car is able to exert all of its torque instantly, aka it only needs 1RPM. According to Bisi, although some people are still skeptical and think it is boring, for him the configuration of an electric car is very interesting and quite capable of providing playing space for modifiers, the example he gives is how he is able to adjust the weight distribution of this car only from place or position. where the battery is located, currently the 935 K3V has a mileage of up to 418km thanks to the 32 kWh capacity battery that is placed on the front and back of the car’s body.
Unlike most modifiers who usually only attach Tesla’s system to a car to be converted, Bisi chose to design everything from scratch. Because of that he is able to freely manage all things related to power management. Bisi chose to only install one electric motor on the rear axle because he thought that was enough. To overcome the acceleration jolt that an electric car usually has, a custom speed controller is installed to regulate how much torque comes out in the specified RPM range.
In appearance, the Porsche 935 K3V certainly carries the original 1979 form but with a few changes. The livery used in this dark gray and pink car designed by Andy Blackmore Designs, is said to be inspired by the same car belonging to the Gozzy Racing team at the Le Mans 1980 event. Then on the wheels you can find Brixton Forged BM01 rims with custom additions. turbofans already clad in Toyo Proxes RR tires. Then in the technical section of the legs there are KW V3 coilovers, Eibach sway vars, and StopTech Level 3 big brake kit. An interesting touch can be found on the cap of the fuel hole at the front of the car, which turns out that when you open it, you can see the charger plug hole.
Inside, you can find a 6-point roll cage, Momo Prototipo steering wheel, Quaife shifter, digital gauge from AEM and many aftermarket components that have been added by Bisimoto to give the impression of a classic and modern racing mix.
The Porsche 935 K3V is a masterpiece of Bisimoto Engineering’s restomodding (restoration and modification) project. This experimental car complements Bisi Ezerioha’s line of modified cars such as the Honda Odyssey 1000HP and the Honda Civic AWD 1000HP.