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Singaporsche? Five Macans Flaunt Historic Porsche Racing Liveries in Singapore

By: · December 27, 2017

Porsche Macan sporting historic liveries

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Some cars look best in black, others white. And a precious few, like the Porsche Macan, look good in pretty much anything. For proof, we submit this quintet of Porsche Macans shown in Singapore, each fitted with custom-tailored liveries evocative of some of the most illustrious racing automobiles in Porsche’s distinguished racing history.

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The five looks hearken back to Porsche’s wildly successful racing endeavors of the 1970s and 1980s, during which the legendary Porsche 917 and 956 racecars were dominant forces at Le Mans, the Nürburgring, and pretty much any other major racing circuit they found themselves on. These include the silver, red, and blue Martini Racing livery; the white-over-blue Rothmans design; the red Salzburg design with its tapering, nose-to-tail white stripes; the classic orange-and-baby-blue Gulf design; and, last, but not least, a treatment evocative of the unforgettable Pink Pig 917 racecar from 1971, complete with butcher-style “cut” lines defining its individual anatomical parts, just like the original.

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Porsche Macan sporting historic liveries

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Perhaps you’re already screaming this at your screen, but you may have noted that both in its purpose and its proportions, the Porsche Macan is nothing like the 917 and 956 racecars that first donned these iconic looks, and one doesn’t have to be too cynical to suss out Porsche’s obvious ploy to proliferate the notion that they’re all cut from the same cloth—literally. Yet in these liveries—and certainly from the driver’s seat—it doesn’t seem like all that much of a stretch. No, we didn’t drink the Kool-Aid, we’ve just drank in the Macan’s goodness from behind the wheel on the road and the track. Suffice to say that, if the motorsports community created a racing class for production-spec compact crossovers, the Macan would likely dominate. (Did we really just write that?)

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Each of these one-off Macans debuted in a different location around Singapore, each representing “an integral part of Singapore’s history, and spotlighting the country’s diverse culture and heritage,” according to Porsche. No mention was made why Singapore was chosen over other places in the world with diverse cultures and heritages of their own—like, say, Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the Car and Driver editorial team is based, but alas. Maybe next time, Porsche, should you play this card again with the Panamera Sport Turismo a few years from now.

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Porsche Macan sporting historic liveries

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