When the practice sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans start this Thursday, we will have the two Porsche 911 RSR cars in GTE Pro in a very distinctive new livery, which makes it a lot easier to pick them apart.
Porsche continues the retro theme, that they have stuck to at Le Mans and the IMSA series for the last couple of years.
#91 will predominatly be red, while #92 will mostly be black.
The red design on #91 is an homage to the Le Mans victory in 1970, where the 917 KH took the first overall Le Mans win for Porsche. #92 will have all the red areas in black instead.
Porsche have painted the iconic Brumos last year, just like Pink Pig from 1971 was on the Le Mans winning car in 2018, run by Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor behind the wheel. Those three will once again run #92 this year.
That same year, we had Gianmaria Bruni, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki running the Rothmans colours on #91. Those three will also be back together in #91 this week.
There is another throwback message to 1970, with that being written on the front and the roof of the cars.
Porsche will only enter two cars in GTE Pro this year, while another 8 cars will participate in GTE Am. The two IMSA cars will stay in the USA, due to all the COVID-19 situation, and the fact that they will be running just one week after this race.
This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans starts this Saturday at 14.30 CET.