The Pink Pig – Le Mans 2018 – Original Painting by Paul Dove

£2,495.00

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Artist

Paul Dove

Product Type

Original Paintings

Car Manufacturer

Porsche

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In 2018, Porsche secured a dramatic double-victory in the GTE-Pro class at the 86th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours after 344 laps. The winning car was the No. 92 ‘Pink Pig’ Porsche 911 RSR, driven by Kevin Estre, Michael Christensen, and Laurens Vanthoor.

The race was a closely fought battle between Porsche, Ferrari, and Ford, with the lead changing hands multiple times over the course of the 24 hours. In the closing stages of the race, the No. 92 Porsche found itself in an epic duel with the No. 91 Porsche, driven by Richard Lietz, Gianmaria Bruni, and Frédéric Makowiecki. Both cars were decorated in iconic Porsche liveries from the past to celebrate the brands 70th Anniversary – and with great affect!

With just over an hour remaining in the race, the No. 92 Porsche took the lead and held on to win by a margin of just over 90 seconds, closely followed by Makowiecki in the No. 91. The win was a significant achievement for Porsche, as it was the first time the company had won the GTE-Pro class at Le Mans since 2013 and extended their lead in the manufacturers’ classification.

The victory was also a testament to the performance of the Porsche 911 RSR, which had undergone significant development after the 2017 season. The car featured a new, larger rear wing and a revised aerodynamic package, which allowed it to generate more downforce and improve its lap times.

In his dramatic original painting, industry-leading motorsports artist Paul Dove encapsulates the raw power hidden beneath the surface of the historic ‘Pink Pig’ livery, showcasing a true beast of a race car.

Original Dimensions: 24” x 18”

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