Porsche 911 RSR Livery Honors Ten Successful Years
At the FIA World Endurance Championship WEC, two 911 RSR by the Porsche GT Team will be saying farewell to the GTE-Pro class with a special livery.
The two 911s will be showcasing its striking colors from ten years of competition with the GT racing car in Bahrain, at the final race of the season. They will take inspiration starting from the classic Porsche Motorsport design up to the beloved “Pink Pig”. The eight-hour race will start on November 12.
Starting with a white base coat, the two 911 RSR fielded by manthey will have vivid red, blue, pink, black, gold, and gray stripes on the front, sides, and rear wing. On the top of the windscreen, “goodbye” is emblazoned in huge, bold lettering. Immortalized on the fenders of the 911s are the 16 class victories that it was able to achieve since 2013. On the roof are the names of all the drivers from the last ten years of factory racing, and beside the names is the word “goodbye” written in the national language of the respective world championship venues where the 911 RSR was raced.
Vice President Porsche Motorsport Thomas Laudenbach delightfully shared, “Our racing cars will be truly eye-catching at the final round of the FIA WEC. I’m very much looking forward to seeing how the fans react. The GTE-Pro class of the World Endurance Championship will be phased out at the end of the 2022 season. So, this will be the swan song event with the works team’s 911 RSR. For this very special occasion, our designers have created a foil wrap that, in my opinion, wonderfully represents the history and successes of the last decade. And the icing on the cake will come in Bahrain: We’re aiming to win the race as well as the manufacturer’s and driver’s titles.”
“The season finale in Bahrain evokes a lot of emotion for the whole team. In recent, years, the mechanics, engineers and drivers have experienced many highlights in the GTE-Pro class. Our Porsche 911 RSR was always one of the most distinctive, popular and successful racing cars in the fiercely contested manufacturer team category. As this great programme comes to an end, we’d like to add another highlight – in both a sporting and optical sense. I think we’ve created the perfect design. It is the ideal combination of modern styles and historic colours.” added Alexander Stehlig, Director Factory Motorsport FIA WEC.
The GTE-Pro class will be saying goodbye with their 62nd race since 2013, as the category will be shelved starting next year. The Porsche 911 RSR will still be raced in the FIA WEC. Starting 2023, customer teams will be racing the car in the GTE-Am class.
Also in 2023, Porsche will be using the Porsche 963 for the new season of the World Endurance Championship and the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under the banner of Porsche Penske Motorsport. Their goal is to claim the overall victories, most especially at the classics in Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring.