Snout, dewlap, ham and Leg of pork: With the 917/20 "the Pig" came from Porsche in the 1971 24-hour race in Le Mans for powerful sensation. Even today, the pink race car with the painted flesh parts of a pig is extremely well-known. 47 years later, Porsche is the legendary optics resurgence. That's not all: In the framework of this year's race in Le Mans there are still more Retro look.
Basis of around 510 HP Porsche 911 RSR is The factory cars with the starting numbers 91 and 92 present in the traditional Le Mans-style decor from the 1970s and 1980s. Number 91 is in the iconic blue-and-white Design with red and gold stripes. It is intended to remind of the former Sponsor, the cigarette manufacturer Rothmans,. Famous Porsche 956 C (Le Mans winner 1982 and 1983) and the 962 C (winner, 1986 and 1987). The number 92 takes up, finally, the famous "Pig"Design of the 917/20.
The Porsche 917/20 was a one-off piece, which should combine the aerodynamic advantages of the Short - and long-tail version of the 917. Indeed, until then, unproven car won in the qualification. The left sit up and take notice, but the audience's favourite was the 917/20, was by his of Porsche Designer Anatole Lapine designed pig-optics. Promptly of the 600-HP car its nickname "the truffle hunter and had gone". Unfortunately, the "Sau" is not a Lucky bastard: In the race of the 917/20 was eliminated in fifth place, lying by accident.(rh)