The Macan at the left of the featured photograph, which sports Martini Racing livery, pays tribute to a particular 917 endurance racecar that went official in 1970 at the Hockenheim circuit in Germany. The pink-painted Macan next to it serves as a nod to the “Pink Pig” 917/20, a prototype that holds the title of most frequently photographed racecar of the year 1971.
Bang in the middle, the Gulf Oil livery comes courtesy of John Wyer, the gentleman who convinced the petroleum company to sponsor him and his Mirage M1. The sponsorship continued as Wyer jumped ship to Porsche, but the big break for this classic livery came in 1971 thanks to the movie Le Mans, starring The King of Cool, the one and only Steve McQueen.
The first of the two remaining cars is the Salzburg Macan, inspired by the 917 KH that secured Porsche’s first of 19 Le Mans victories in 1970 at the hands of Hans Hermann and Richard Attwood. And finally, the Rothmans-themed Macan is a reference to the 956 that debuted at the 1982 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 956 still is the fastest car to lap the Nurburgring, posting a blistering time of 6 minutes and 11 seconds.