New Porsche Taycan receive historic racing liveryMarch 14, 2020
Porsche electric sports sedans carry Salzburg Red 23, 23 Pink Pig, and 59 Brumos-Porsche liveries.
The German manufacturer brought three Taycan 2020 model years, decorated with historic Porsche racing livery to the Amelia Island competition, which took place last weekend in Florida. Three electric sports sedans are presented in the liveries of Salzburg Red, Pink Pig and Brumos-Porsche.
The 2020 Taycan is Porsche’s first electric car, so these three cars pay tribute to the legendary racing history of Porsche, as well as the future of the company. Whether you like it or not, do not forget that the Taycan is a serious car. This is now the third C / D car in terms of speed, which can accelerate from zero to “hundreds” in an incredibly fast 2.4 seconds – one tenth of a second faster than the productive Tesla Model S.
Porsche won its first overall victory in the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1970 on a Salzburg Red 917 race car. Red-white No. 23 was brought to victory by Hans Herrmann and Richard Atwood. In this 2020 Taycan, lacking only Shell sponsorship information, there are the same three white stripes that originate from the headlights, and the Porsche sign below.
In 1971, immediately after Porsche’s first victory at Le Mans, the 917 racing car was aerodynamically modified and expanded, giving designers the idea to paint the car pink and dotted it with meat slices, which earned it the nickname “Pink Pig” . The 2020 Taycan has the exact same thing: pink paint, number 23, dashed lines, all complemented by 21-inch Mission E wheels with white rims.
The Brumos motorsport team from Jacksonville, Florida, led the Dayton endurance race with four shared wins. But in the 1950s and 60s, Brumos Porsche cars were painted bright yellow and orange. Only after changing the name to Brumos Racing cars became red-white-blue. It was these colors and number 59 that the third Taycan contestant borrowed.
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