Porsche says goodbye to LMGTE Pro with special livery in Bahrain

Special design to honour ten successful years in WEC

Porsche GT Team will fight for glory in the last-ever FIA World Endurance Championship LMGTE Pro title battle resplendent in a unique livery for the #91 and #92 Porsche 911 RSR – 19s.

All past victories, venues and drivers will be commemorated on the cars which will bring a splash of colour to the team.  Set against the white base coat, the two 911 RSR fielded by Manthey will feature vivid red, blue, pink, black, gold and grey stripes on the front, sides and rear wing. 

On the windscreen, the word “goodbye” is emblazoned in bold lettering. The 16 class victories achieved since 2013 are immortalised on the fenders of the two 911s, whilst written on the roof are the names of all drivers from the last ten years of factory racing, along with the word “goodbye” in the national language of the respective world championship venues where the 911 RSR raced. 

“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,” said a delighted Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport. 

“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 manufacturers’ and drivers’ titles.”

Alexander Stehlig, Director Factory Motorsport FIA WEC,  echoed the sentiment. “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.” 

The chapter of the works team in the GTE-Pro class closes with the 62nd race since 2013, but the cars will still be in action next year in the LMGTE Am class.