It was only a week ago, and here we go with the second part of the Martini Racing machineries. Don’t have too much to say… Scroll down, and see, what we have here today.
The bodybuilder, Porsche RSR Turbo: 2,142 ccm engine, 460-490 HP, 825kg weight, 17 inch wide wheels. Results: In 1974 second place at Le Mans 24 Hours, third place in Spa at the 1000 kms race.
Martini started new career with Ecclestone’s Brabham team in the Formula 1. After a good 1974 season Brabham was favourite to win the 1975 title. The Brabham BT44 took two wins in the 1975 season, one in Brazil, and one in Germany, and finished seven times on the podium. The Cosworth engined car finished second in the manufacturers race.
In the 1976-1977 season martini started using Alfa-Romeo engines and turned to red rosso-corsa color. The Alfa powered Brabham BT45’s despite of their powerful engines were uncompetitive in this two seasons.
In 1973 Martini joined powerboat racing too, winning the Powerboat World Championship in 1975 and 1976. The Martini Bianco was powered by a Lancia Thema 8.32 engine (8 cylinders, 32 vavles).
The Porsche 935 was an evolution of the Porsche RSR Turbo. “The 935 went to win the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans overall, and other major endurance races, including Sebring, Daytona, and the 1000 km Nürburgring. Of the 370 races it was entered, it won 123.” (Wikipedia)
The last car from today looks like a spaceship. The Porsche 936 from it’s 1976 introduction untill 1981 won three times the Le Mans 24 Hours race (’76, ’77, ’81). Le Mans 1977 race onboard with this iconic race monster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWeLuglJr9I
Jump to Martini Racing P. 1/4 here: https://fourboarsgarage.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/martini-racing-p-14/
See also: https://fourboarsgarage.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/jagermeister-for-n00bies/