Porsche’s full-season FIA WEC 911 RSRs will race in retro liveries at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, the German marque revealing the cars today trackside at the Circuit de la Sarthe ahead of Le Mans Test Day.
“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.
The No. 91 of Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki will run in a “Rothmans-esque” color scheme, reminiscent of the Porsche 956 C and the Porsche 962 Cs back in the 1980s.
Meanwhile, the No. 92 of Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor will sport the famous “Pink Pig” design which the Porsche 917/20 ran in the 1971 running of the French classic.
“The cars look really nice, so does the garage (pictured below), which has so much detail in it,” Walliser told RACER. “We felt we had to do something for the 70th Anniversary of Porsche — something special, more than just running a sticker on the car. So our marketing department came up with some ideas, and putting iconic colors on our WEC cars was the one we chose. It was an easy decision!”