Porsche will tackle the final round of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Braselton, Georgia this weekend, with its cars sporting the historic factory livery from 1998.

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Credit: Porsche Motorsport

Painted in the distinctive blue and red stripes, the two Porsche 911 RSR racers evoke memories of the 911 GT1, which scored the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1998.

Twenty years ago, an identical model started from pole position in the famous Road Atlanta race.

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Credit: Porsche Motorsport

It was at the inaugural running of the event under the name “Petit Le Mans”. Facing Ferrari, BMW, Ford and Chevrolet, the Porsche GT Team now aims to build on those impressive successes with the two 510 hp racing cars.

This follows the theme of “heritage” liveries being used throughout 2018, the 70th Anniversary of the Porsche brand. At Le Mans this year, the Porsche GT teams ran in the “Pink Pig” and “Rothmans” liveries.

This design particularly lends itself to the curves and lines of the 911’s bodywork, and I like it.

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10-10-2018

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