The Best Looking 911 Won The 24 Hours Of Le Mans As Porsche Owns Both GT Classes

Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary this year with utter domination of both GT classes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche’s beloved “pink pig” livery finally redeemed itself with a commanding win of LMGTE Pro, and that’s on top of the No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR winning the LMGTE Am class.

The original Pink Pig Porsche 917/20—the visually unappealing product of aerodynamic research that was redeemed by a cutesy pink and red diagram of pork parts overlaid on it—wasn’t very successful, crashing out of the 1971 race. But this year, the cute lil’ piggie livery was revived for the No. 92 Porsche 911 RSR, which finished well ahead of its fellow retro-liveried No. 91 Porsche 911 RSR after maintaining this position for much of the race.

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Porsche brought a total of four 911 RSRs in the LMGTE Pro to celebrate its seventieth anniversary, but the two cars it painted up in retro liveries became instant fan favorites, especially when a cute stuffed pig from Ikea was whipped out to enjoy the race with the team. Porsche was all-in on tossing delicious pork to us fans, even going so far as to calling the No. 92's pit stops “pigstops”—which were illuminated with pink headlamps in place of the usual white as soon as the car turned on its pit speed limiter.

Meanwhile, in LMGTE Am, it seemed as though the No. 77 Dempsey-Proton Racing car was untouchable—and it cruised home to an easy win with a one-lap lead over the second place No. 54 Spirit of Race Ferrari 488 GTE.

Full results are available here. In the meantime, enjoy a few more good shots of the winning 911s, courtesy of our man on the ground Kurt Bradley.

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Even the drivers’ suits matched the Pink Pig.
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A support building showed Porsche’s three liveries for this race.
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Porsche higher-ups hover around the Pink Pig on the grid.
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Two of the Pink Pig drivers even had piggy helmets. Laurens Vanthoor’s had a matte finish.
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“I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams so I built it myself” on Vanthoor’s helmet rules too hard. Yes, too hard.
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Michael Christensen’s Pink Pig helmet was shiny.
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GT cars feed through the start of the race.
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A Knorrig pig escaped from Ikea and ended up as a team mascot.
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The pig was even a guest of honor at the post-race team dinner.
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Stef Schrader

Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.