Porsche 911 R in Gulf Oil racing livery racks up many likes on Instagram

Article by Christian A., on May 4, 2017

The Porsche 911 R is a car anyone would want even before they’ve seen it in action. For a car that’s so handsome and available for a limited time only, it is no wonder why guys easily go crazy over them. Further, the market for supercars has never been more filled with folks willing to pay more than the list price. Among the prime examples are the Ferrari 458 Speciale, a Cayman GT4 or the latest “must-have” from Porsche -- the 911 R.

Recently, a stunning Porsche 911 R with the legendary Gulf Oil racing livery was spotted online and has since become a favourite among many fans worldwide. The colour scheme is a combination of light blue and bright orange.

The viral photo, which was posted on Instagram was supposedly taken inside a Porsche showroom. Though we have no idea where exactly, those who’ve seen it first suggested that the location must be someplace in North America. Any guesses?

Wherever that may be, it is truly a wonderful color scheme. We bet it won’t be long until the owner of this Gulf Petroleum-liveried Porsche 911 R would take his car for a drive.

Wearing the famous petrol company’s colors, the Porsche 911 R is just one of the 990 examples ever produced by the German automobile brand. All this time, most of the 911 R’s we’ve seen are either decked in silver or white body paint with either red or green racing stripes to match. Meanwhile, others of course have opted for Porsche’s “paint to sample” scheme, which is what brings us to this particular Porsche 911 R.

The car’s body is painted mostly in Gulf Blue while its main stripes at the middle come in orange with black borders. The same orange with black combo is applied on the stripes on both sides while the Porsche lettering inscribed at the door’s edge complete the vehicle’s true racing identity.

For those who can recall, the paint job is similar to Duncan Hamilton’s classic Gulf Collection which has 14 of the most renowned race cars donning the famous blue and orange body color. Some cars included in Hamilton’s competition lineup are the 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo and the 1967 Mitsubishi Mirage. The latter was the first ever Gulf-Oil wearing car to compete in Le Mans while the other one took part in the GT2 Championship. We hope to see this refreshing mix of bright and pastel shade again soon.

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