During the FIA WEC season final in Bahrain, both 911 RSR of the Porsche factory team enter with a very special livery.
There are many things that make motorsports exceptional. An exciting track, a thrilling race – or a special racewear. The 911 vehicles were real eye catchers on a regular basis with their liveries: be it the historic custom “Pink Pig” design in pink paint from 2018 or the Coca-Cola retro livery from 2019. And now, for the farewell of the 911 RSR from the works engagement in the GTE-pro class?
For the 8 Hours of Bahrain, both 911 RSR models of the Porsche factory team will wear the perfect outfit created by race car designer Andy Werner. It will be on the Bahrain International Circuit that both 911 vehicles will showcase their new livery in multiple cogent colors: The brilliant design is a homage to ten years of GT works engagement.
Both vehicles display striking strips of red, blue, pink, red, gold, and grey on a base of white on their front, sides, and rear spoiler. The front wind screen displays “Goodbye” in large lettering. And immortalized on the fenders of the 911 are the 16 achieved class victories since 2013. On the roof, the names of all drivers from ten years of works engagement are displayed. Additionally, “See you again” in the national languages of the world championship venues where the 911 RSR was in attendance.
So it will be our last appearance with the 911 RSR of the factory team. For this very special occasion, our designers have created a foliation that, from my perspective, beautifully depicts the history and successes from the last ten years. And we want to add the icing to the cake in Bahrain: We aim to achieve the race victory, along with the manufacturer and driver title.
When, after eight demanding hours, the black and white checkered flag is waved on the Bahrain International Circuit on November 12, not only will the FIA WEC 2022 end, but also the last chapter of the 911 RSR race vehicles in the GTE-Pro class. We are pleased to present the 911 RSR livery under the desert sky in Bahrain.
With the 62. race since 2013, the story of the factory team in the GTE-Pro class comes to an end. But truly, it’s not really goodbye: The Porsche 911 RSR will continue to attend FIA WEC. 2023 customer teams will deploy the tried and proven race car in the GTE-Am class. Goodbye and see you again.