Experienced racer Jeff Zwart has had the chance to check out the Porsche 935 he’ll race on the upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, taking to the 14,000 ft mountain throughout a current spherical of testing.
Zwart will compete within the Time Attack class on the well-known hillclimb occasion the place he’ll face off in opposition to some stiff competitors, together with two Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport fashions pushed by David Donohue and David Donner. The 935 being pushed by Zwart is owned by collector Bob Ingram and is carrying a particular white and crimson livery.
While Zwart has not raced at Pikes Peak for 5 years, he’s a veteran on the occasion. In reality, he has competed at least 17 totally different instances in 12 totally different Porsche 911s and he set a manufacturing automobile report in a street-legal 911 GT2 RS press automobile again in 2011.
“I come from the old school – no ABS, no traction control, none of the modern technologies that race cars depend on today – so for me the biggest challenge is using those things to my advantage at the highest level, rather than just relying on them for a little more traction or stopping power,” Zwart mentioned in a press release after testing the 935 at Pikes Peak. “I’ve got to really maximize the tech and that’s a fairly steep learning curve for me.”
“It’s the most comfortable race car I’ve ever driven,” he added. It’s already so impartial and my engineer has discovered improbable stability within the set-up. The mixture of the turbo, the bodywork and the Motorsport chassis is fantastic. It’s only a case of discovering the boundaries for me now. Getting past exploratory speeds to aggressive speeds, that are two very various things!”