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Porsche Reveals Retro GTE-Pro Liveries

Homages to Rothmans, “Pink Pig” on two GTE-Pro Porsches at 24H Le Mans…

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Porsche has unveiled a pair of retro liveries for two of its GTE-Pro cars ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Nos. 91 and 92 Porsche 911 RSRs, which are the German marque’s full-time FIA World Endurance Championship efforts, will contest the endurance classic in historically-inspired designs.

The former, featuring drivers Richard Lietz, Gianmaria Bruni and Fred Makowiecki, will bear the blue, white and red-gold stripes of the Rothmans brand, which was seen in Porsches in the 1980s.

Rothmans-colored Porsches won Le Mans outright on four occasions: twice for the 956 C in 1982-83, and twice for the 962 C in 1986-87.

Meanwhile, the No. 92 entry, which will be driven by Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen and Laurens Vanthoor, will bear the famous “Pink Pig” design from 1971.

Porsche ran the visually-striking experimental version of its 917 that year with the purpose of testing new aerodynamic concepts, with Reinhold Joest and Willi Kauhsen sharing the wheel.

The release of the factory liveries, which are for Le Mans only, coincides with Porsche’s 70th anniversary.

“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 received incredible support each year,” said Head of Porsche Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.

The pair of U.S.-based CORE autosport-run Porsches that form the other half of Porsche’s GTE-Pro entry will race in the traditional black, white and red color scheme.

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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