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Die Sau

“For the 1971 running of the 24 Heurs du Mans, Porsche teamed with SERA, a French aerospace consultancy firm, to produce the most aerodynamically advanced race car of the time. With bulbous fenders, sunken wheel arches, and tail fins, the car was definitely a departure from the norm, a bit unorthodox, and a bit ungainly in appearance. So ungainly, in fact, that the mechanics had taken to calling the car “der Truffeljager von Zuffenhausen”, a derogatory term referring to the car as a truffle hunter because of its “pig-like” proportions.

The 917 performed well in testing, but was still viewed as an eyesore. Intended to be sponsored by Martini spirits, the car was shown to Count Rossi, and immediately rejected. Rossi forbade Porsche from running the car with his company’s livery, demanding a change be made immediately. With not much time left, going along with the joke, Porsche then had the car painted in a pale rose colour, demarcating the car into sections, and labelling it with various cuts of meat.”

– The Ten Best Porshce Liveries of All Time, Flatsixes.com

40.5cm x 50.8cm |16" x 20"

Museum-quality posters printed on thick archival matte paper.

  • Paper thickness: 0.26mm | 10.3 mil
  • Paper weight: 189 g/m² | 5.57 oz/y²
  • Opacity: 94%
  • ISO brightness: 104%
  • Paper is sourced from Japan

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

Please note: This print is shipped rolled, in a heavyweight transport tube.

It's advised to either reverse roll, or press with heavy flat object overnight. The edge of the paper may have a visible border to ensure correct trimming by the printer. You can trim this border with a sharp blade, or leave it if your frame has a matboard.

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