Stunning new Porsche livery for Le Mans 2020

Commemorating the first Le Mans win: Porsche cars line up with special liveries.

34w ago

On 19 and 20 September, Porsche will run with brand new liveries for the challenge of the Le Mans endurance classic. The two 911 RSR tackle the hotly contested GTE-Pro class featuring red-white and black-white liveries, to commemorate the first of 19 overall victories of 1970 – 50 years ago. The special colours also resemble the digital RSR that successfully contested the virtual Le Mans race on 13-14 June. The two 515 hp factory cars will carry the lettering “1970” on the front bonnet and the roof.

In that year, Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann clinched Porsche's first overall victory at Le Mans at the wheel of the legendary 917. On that occasion, the racer was fielded by Porsche KG Salzburg and flew the Austrian national colours. The No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR will race with the very same red-and-white paintwork.

On the No. 92 sister car, black replaces the red. Of the ten 911 racing cars lining up on the grid, eight 911 RSR are campaigned by customer teams in the GTE-Am class.

Pascal Zurlinden (Director Factory Motorsport): “Le Mans will be completely different this year because of the lack of spectators and the heavily modified schedule. Still, I’m expecting a fantastic highlight for the fans. This year’s event is hugely significant for Porsche. 50 years ago, Porsche’s winning streak began with the first outright victory for the 917. We commemorate that triumph with spectacular vehicle designs. Our sporting aim is clear: after our win at the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, we now set our sights on claiming Porsche’s 109th class victory with the real 911 RSR.”

Gianmaria Bruni (Porsche 911 RSR #91): “I’m very excited to see our Porsche 911 RSR decked out in the special Le Mans livery in real life. I’ve only seen the artwork and it looks fabulous. Turning up at the track with our stylish and fast cars on the anniversary of Porsche’s first overall victory at Le Mans is both a motivation and an obligation for us. We’re aiming for class victory. In the past two years, we finished in second place with our number 91 car. If we can make it over the distance without incidents, then nothing should stand in the way of a great success.”

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Comments (4)

  • As much as I am an avid Porsche fan, and think the new livery is nice, here's the thing. Porsche nailed it with the 2015 919 Salzburg livery, and a few months ago, again with the Taycan with a Salzburg scheme paintwork. Although this 'reinterpretation' of the classic livery on this 911 RSR is nice, I would've liked to see the original Salzburg on these 911s. Porsche nailed the last two liveries with the Pink Pig, Rothmans, and Brumos, but this year's livery was a bit underwhelming.

    Still, it's what's inside that matters. Best of luck to the Porsche GT Team. Hope you guys bring a class victory back to Stuttgart this year!

      7 months ago
    • Just fyi, the 2015 Porsche 919 in the Porsche-Salzburg scheme.

        7 months ago
    • And the Taycan.

        7 months ago
  • Livery? Livery? They look like a child's exercise book, covered in miss-matched lurid stickers. They aren't even painted properly, half on one side not matching the other. The black one looks as if some wally with a rattle-can of matt black has been let loose on the thing. OK, you need to raise cash to slither the thing around in a circle for hours, by way of entertainment, and so you let Joe Bloggs and his mates buy sticker space on your toy... but for heavens sake, that isn't livery, that's an advertising hoarding. You might as well pebble-dash whatever the heck is disguised underneath all that PVC!

      7 months ago