Porsche unveils two legendary liveries for Le Mans
While the German manufacturer deserted the LMP1 at the end of last year, it has worked hard in GTE Pro with the commitment of four cars. Two of them - who ride full time in the FIA WEC - will sport special liveries to celebrate the 70 years of Porsche Endurance.
The Porsche 911 RSR # 91 will recall a historic livery used by the German firm in the 80s, in the colors of the tobacco maker Rothmans. This is obviously not mentioned, but the recall is assumed, celebrating the victories won in the Sarthe in 1982, 1983, 1986 and 1987, and the world title that had contributed Jacky Ickx, Stefan Bellof and Derek Bell.
The other GTE, the # 92, is dressed in an emblematic livery seen at Le Mans in 1971 on a Porsche 917/20. This dress "Pink Pig" (pink pig) had not brought luck to Reinhold Joest and Willi Kauhsen, forced to abandon that year.
"With these very popular designs, we would like to thank our loyal fans who have supported us on and off the track at every race, but especially at Le Mans, where we have received incredible support every year by breaking records with 19 victories in the world. General ", says Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Sport Auto and GT at Porsche.
The Porsche # 91 will be entrusted to Richard Lietz, Gianmaria Bruni and Frédéric Makowiecki, while the # 92 will be driven by Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor.