Porsche has unveiled a pair of special liveries for its factory GT Le Mans entries in this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round will mark the final outing for the CORE autosport-run GTLM squad after seven years as Porsche exits factory competition in North America.
The two Porsche 911 RSR-19s will sport a red, white and blue graphic package conveying ‘Thank You’ to CORE, IMSA, the tracks and promoters as well as workers and fans in the U.S. and Canada.
As confirmed on Monday, Neel Jani has been drafted into the No. 912 entry, with Earl Bamber listed in both the Nos. 911 and 912 cars for the Florida endurance classic.
The No. 911 will see the corporate ‘Porsche Crest’ livery in a blue ribbon with white stars crossed by red and white stripes running the length of the white car, with the No. 912 Porsche in a reverse design with a ribbon of red splitting into red and white stripes over the rear fenders while a stripe of blue and white stars runs down the car’s centerline from the hood over the roof and onto the rear bodywork of the white car.
‘Thank You’ messages will adorn the rocker panels and underside of the rear wings of both machines.
“With this special vehicle design, we want to underline our connection to this tremendous racing series and also want to say a big thank you to the loyal fans,” said Porsche director of factory motorsport Pascal Zurlinden.
“While racing the 911 in the GTLM class, we experienced firsthand the excitement that our brand inspires in the USA.
“The spectators were always full of passion, they love the 911 RSR and they were unfailingly supportive.
“We’d also like to thank everyone involved from Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America, our motor racing colleagues in the USA, the operations team CORE autosport and, last but definitely not least, our loyal partners.
“The huge successes over the last seven years would not have been possible without their trust and dedicated cooperation.”