Recreating The Pink Pig
One of the most famous liveries seen in motor racing was without doubt the ‘pink pig’ Porsche 917/20 of Willy Kauhsen and Reinhold Joest, which ran at Le Mans in 1971. The car had the design of a pig, with the names of the different (pig) meat cuts on it.
Drivers Reinhold Joest and Willi Kauhsen managed to drive for several hours in fifth position, but during the night Joest crashed the car at the Arnage corner, owing to a brake failure. The reason of this technical breakdown was only discovered some years ago. Apparently the extra weight of the bodywork caused this incident.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the appearance of this car, Rudi Penders and ProSpeed decided to give their Porsche 996 GT3-RS a copy of this livery, for the Zolder 24 Hours.

“Our regular livery wasn’t very popular, so we had to do something special for the most important (national) Belgian race,” said Rudi Penders. “Reproducing this livery was an idea, and it seems to work out. Being a Porsche Dealer, I have of course a special link with the make and its history. So I hope that the crowd enjoys it. Even the moment of putting the decals on the car has been the same. Just as they did, we also lacked time…”

 

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