Porsche reveals retro liveries at Le Mans

June 2, 2018

Porsche reveals retro liveries at Le Mans

June 2, 2018

Porsche will pay tribute to its legendary past at Le Mans with two retro liveries being revealed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The two Manthey Racing-supported Nos. 91 and 92 Porsche 911 RSRs were revealed with throwback liveries that recall some of Porsche’s past success, as the manufacturer celebrates “70 Years Porsche Sports Cars” this year.

Porsche’s No. 91 car will have a blue-and-white finish with red and gold stripes, as the old Rothmans Porsches were in the 1980s.

Meanwhile the No. 92 car brings back Porsche’s famous “Pink Pig” design of the 917/20 from 1971.

Both cars also have throwback liveries for their garage setting, as well.

Richard Lietz, Gianmaria Bruni and Fred Makowiecki share the No. 91 Porsche. Meanwhile Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor will share the No. 92 Porsche.

“With these much-loved designs, we want to thank our loyal supporters who have cheered for us both on and off the track at every race, but particularly at Le Mans, where we as record winners with 19 outright victories received incredible support every year,” said Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars (see below).

Porsche not only has these two cars which compete full-time in the FIA World Endurance Championship racing at Le Mans.

It also has the two U.S.-entered cars, supported by the Rock Hill, S.C.-based CORE autosport team, racing at Le Mans for the first time.

Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber share the No. 93 Porsche, while Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard and Sven Mueller share the No. 94 Porsche.

These two cars remain in Porsche’s standard GT livery. Pilet and Tandy have the opportunity to win their third major endurance race as co-drivers, having won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of the Nurburgring earlier this year. Makowiecki can do that himself, if he wins in the No. 91 car.

Porsche has won overall at Le Mans the last three years with the Porsche 919 Hybrid. But its last win in the GTE-Pro class came in 2013.

All photos are courtesy of Porsche.

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