Pic of the Week: Porsche 917 at Le Mans

What with the new-found spirit of co-operation between the Le Mans-organising ACO and the FIA, hopes are high that we are on the cusp of a new 'golden age' of sports car racing.

Which has inevitably got us thinking about other golden eras of endurance racing. And the halcyon days of the Porsche 917 has got to be one of the golden-est. Porsche, Martini livery and the Circuit de la Sarthe: does motorsport get any more evocative than this?

If you like this image, then you should pop along to Porsche's Facebook page (whence this image comes); they've been on a bit of a nostalgia trip too, posting up albums from Le Mans in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Which is nice of them.

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  • Paperboy 30 Dec 2011

    Surely the wrong livery, no?

  • Antj 30 Dec 2011

    Widescreen ain't no Porsche.....lol

  • ManOpener 30 Dec 2011

    Antj said:
    Widescreen ain't no Porsche.....lol
    Indeed it is not.

    As a little request to the powers that be, can we have the "widescreen" ones in a higher resolution, like 1920x1200, please? Most widescreen monitors are 1080p or larger and the smaller widescreen looks fuzzy and blurred, plus the supersize requires cutting to fit.

  • Greenwich Ross 30 Dec 2011

    Antj said:
    Widescreen ain't no Porsche.....lol
    It's a bit Renault-y

  • goron59 30 Dec 2011

    1440x900 baffles me. Too big for a netbook, Too small for a standard widescreen desktop monitor. Should at least make it 1680x1050 for 16:10 and 1920x1080 for 16:9

    And how about some nice portrait versions for phones?

    And whilst you're at it, how about making me a cuppa? hehe

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