Langhecks at Le Mans
by Nicholas Watts
Signed by Gérard Larrousse, Vic Elford, Derek Bell and Nicholas Watts.
The “Langheck” was the absolute culmination of Porsche 917 development as a long distance racer, endeavouring to achieve low drag, and hence low fuel consumption, with stability.
For Le Mans 1971, the Longtail Coupe of Vic Elford and Gérard Larrousse, entered by Martini International Racing Team, attained a speed of 240 mph (386 km/h) along the Mulsanne Straight. The charismatic car is depicted leading two Ferrari 512Ms and the JWA Gulf 917 of Derek Bell and Jo Siffert, as they sweep through the right hand curve after the pit straight toward the Dunlop bridge.
Les 24 heures du Mans 1971.
At the bottom of the print are 2 “Remarque”: on the left: the Gulf Porsche 917LH raced by Derek Bell & Jo Siffert – on the right: the Martini POrsche 917LH raced by Vic Elford & Gérard Larrousse.
This stunning giclee is a Limited Edition of 35
Print size: 28 x 24 in (71x 61 cm)