The pair of factory Porsche 911 RSRs will run in historic liveries in this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, with the German manufacturer unveiling Brumos-themed colors for its pair of GT Le Mans entries.
The designs pay homage to the legendary Florida-based team, which captured four overall Rolex 24 victories, the most recent coming in 2009.
The Nos. 911 and 912 Porsches will carry the blue and red stripes and “sweeps” in the first two rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, extending into March’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March.
Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Fred Makowiecki will drive the No. 911 car, with Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor and Mathieu Jaminet set to share driving duties of the No. 912 Porsche this weekend.
It is the third historic livery to adorn factory Porsches in the last six months, with Rothmans and Pink Pig-designed Porsches taking the German manufacturer to a 1-2 class finish in last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Porsche GT1 98-inspired liveries on the CORE autosport-run entries at Motul Petit Le Mans, a race which Porsche was also victorious in.
The livery, designed in-house at Porsche, pulls directly from decades of Brumos Racing competition.
The blue and red stripes running from nose-to-tail reveal the familiar solid stripes are actually comprised of a closely laid grid of the No. 59.
The sweeps down the sides from headlight to taillight, draw directly from the team’s historic livery.
A white windshield banner and rear wing mark the No. 911 car as does a blue line across the rocker panel on the side. The No. 912 Porsche will have a black windshield banner, rear wing and red stripe below the doors.
Brumos was a founding stakeholder in IMSA, winning the first five of six races in the inaugural IMSA sports car season of 1971 with team and dealership owner Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood sharing a Porsche 914/6.
Since, the Brumos banner has flown over 48 IMSA victories and 15 IMSA Championships.