Porsche fields two extraordinary Porsche 911 RSR at the current year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans: The production line run autos with the start numbers 91 and 92 is going to be compete sporting the traditional Le Mans liveries of the 1970s and 1980s.
The #91 contender is decked out in the famous blue-and-white complete with red and gold stripes, reminiscent of the Rothmans support shades of that period. The #92 auto receives the popular “Pink Pig” design of the 917/20 from 1971.
By showing these exceptional outlines, Porsche honors its momentous history at the lofty marathon in the Sarthe Department on the event of its commemoration year “70 Years Porsche Sports Cars”. In addition, the two racing cars are genuine set-out turners toward the loyal fans.
The 911 RSR with the number 91 echoes the Rothmans paintwork of different Porsche race autos. The case is the Porsche 959, which won the 1986 Paris-Dakar rally flying the shades of the British tobacco producer.
On the circuit, the Porsche 956 C and the Porsche 962 C commended real victories: Each of these two blue-and-white Group C sports models secured general triumph 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 car with badge number of 92 beholds back to the Porsche 917/20 that rule Le Mans in 1971. This exceptional car was intended to consolidate the streamlined favorable circumstances of the short and long-tail forms of the 917.
The 917/20 was named the “Pink Pig” because of its pink paintwork with segments of the car named in butcher-style cuts. The thought executed under the Porsche architect Anatole Lapine drummed up some excitement at the Sarthe. Still today, the 917/20, otherwise called the “Truffle Hunter”, is a standout amongst the most well known Porsche autos ever.