Porsche has wrapped two of its 911 RSR race cars in classic livery as part of of its 70th anniversary celebration. The two 911 RSR models were unveiled yesterday at the official test for the Le Mans 24-hour race.
A total of ten Porsche 911 RSR racers will contest this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans – four fielded by the factory and six by customer teams. The #91 contender features the iconic blue-and-white finish with red and gold stripes, reminiscent of the Rothmans sponsor colors of that era. The #92 car adopts the famous “Pink Pig” design of the 917/20 from 1971.
“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,” says Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, Vice President Motorsport and GT Cars.
The 911 RSR with the number 91 will be driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki. It mimics the Rothmans paintwork of various Porsche race cars, like the Porsche 959, which won the 1986 Paris-Dakar rally or the Porsche 956 C and the Porsche 962 C that took the victory twice at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – the 956 C in 1982 and 1983, and the 962 C at the 1986 and 1987 races.
The 92 car will be driven by Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor. It is inspired by the Porsche 917/20 that tackled Le Mans in 1971.