Porsche has revealed a set of special liveries for its pair of FIA World Endurance Championship cars ahead of next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans season finale.
The No. 91 and No. 92 Porsche 911 RSRs will each compete with a celebratory gold trim after the manufacturer wrapped up the GTE constructors’ title at Spa.
A Porsche crew is also set to clinch the drivers’ world championship at Le Mans, with the No. 92 pairing of Kevin Estre and Michael Christensen and the No. 91 crew of Richard Lietz and Gianmaria Bruni the only two lineups still in the running.
Estre and Christensen, who lead the drivers’ standings, will be joined by fellow defending winner Laurens Vanthoor, while Lietz and Bruni will be partnered by Fred Makowiecki.
Last year, the Manthey-run WEC Porsches were wrapped in special retro liveries paying tribute to the Rothmans and ‘Pink Pig’ schemes used in past Le Mans editions.
Additionally, Porsche has confirmed that its entries from North America will compete with the Brumos tribute liveries that the CORE-run squad used in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring earlier this year.
Three-time Le Mans winner Hurley Haywood, who also won the Daytona 24 twice with the Brumos team, is serving as the honorary Grand Marshal for this year’s race.
Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Earl Bamber will drive the No. 93 car, while Sven Mueller, Mathieu Jaminet and Dennis Olsen will share the No. 94.
CORE’s factory cars contested Le Mans for the first time last year in the manufacturer’s traditional white, black and red colors.
“The gold paintwork on the two 911 RSR racers from the WEC symbolises the early win of the world title for manufacturers, which is something we’re very proud of,” said Porsche’s vice president of motorsport Fritz Enzinger.
“The Brumos design is one of the most famous and popular vehicle liveries in motor racing. This year this finish celebrates its Le Mans debut.
“In 2018, our cars sported a special design and yielded us a brilliant double victory at Le Mans. We hope to achieve a similar result this year.”