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Porsche Reveal Tribute Liveries to First Le Mans Victory & The 2020 Virtual Le Mans!

Modern take on a classic theme

Porsche have revealed a pair of special liveries for their two GTE Pro 911 RSRs for the 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours.

To commemorate the first of 19 overall victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 50 years ago, the special colours of the foil wrapping resemble the digital RSR that successfully contested the virtual Le Mans race on 13/14 June.

The two 515 hp factory cars will carry the lettering “1970” on the front lid and the roof.

In that year, Britain’s Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann from Germany clinched the first overall victory at Le Mans for the sports car manufacturer from Stuttgart at the wheel of the legendary Porsche 917. On that occasion, the vehicle fielded by Porsche KG Salzburg flew the national colours of Austria. The #91 Porsche 911 RSR will race with the very same red-and-white paintwork. On the #92 sister car, black replaces the red.

Porsche’s outright Le Mans victories
1970: Herrmann (D) / Attwood (GB) – Porsche 917 KH
1971: Marko (A) / Van Lennep (NL) – Porsche 917 KH
1976: Ickx (B) / Van Lennep (NL) – Porsche 936
1977: Ickx (B) / Haywood (USA) / Barth (D) – Porsche 936/77
1979: Ludwig (D) / Whittington (USA) / Whittington (USA) – Porsche 935 K3
1981: Ickx (B) / Bell (GB) – Porsche 936
1982: Ickx (B) / Bell (GB) – Porsche 956
1983: Schuppan (AUS) / Haywood (USA) / Holbert (USA) – Porsche 956
1984: Pescarolo (F) / Ludwig (D) – Porsche 956
1985: Barilla (I) / Ludwig (D) / Krages (D) – Porsche 956
1986: Bell (GB) / Stuck (D) / Holbert (USA) – Porsche 962C
1987: Bell (GB) / Stuck (D) / Holbert (USA) – Porsche 962C
1994: Dalmas (F) / Haywood (USA) / Baldi (I) – Dauer Porsche 962 LM
1996: Wurz (A) / Reuter (D) / Jones (USA) – TWR Porsche WSC-95
1997: Kristensen (DK) / Alboreto (I) / Johansson (S) – TWR Porsche WSC-95
1998: Aiello (F) / McNish (GB) / Ortelli (F) – Porsche 911 GT1
2015: Bamber (NZ) / Tandy (GB) / Hülkenberg (D) – Porsche 919 Hybrid
2016: Jani (CH) / Lieb (D) / Dumas (F) – Porsche 919 Hybrid
2017: Bernhard (D) / Hartley (NZ) / Bamber (NZ) – Porsche 919 Hybrid