Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RSR #80 – Spark

GT3 RSR #80
2011 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RSR 
Pilots: G. Bergmeister. L. Luhr, P. Long 
Team: Flying Lizard Motorsports 
Race: 18th overall (6th in LMGTE-Pro class) at Le Mans in 2011 
Spark - S3419 (resin) 

Published 03/01/18

So here we have a second for me: for the second time I’m able to show a complete race team for a Le Mans race (first time was with my 1964 Porsche System Engineering 904s). I already had the blue #81, and now I got the orange GT3 RSR #80. Supposedly this is the rarer of the two. I infer that is so just because the blue #81 was a DNFer. Or maybe Spark made less of the orange one? However, I have a hard time believing Spark would not issue both models in the same quantities. While that may be true, who knows?

GT3 RSR #80
RSR #80 has possibly one of the five coolest art car liveries of the last 10 years.

Rarer than the sister car or not, #80 is another terrific job in 1:43 from Spark. Basically, one of those oh-so-nice-models that maybe it’s a must buy for all race car collectors. Nonetheless, at least for me, it has a huge bonus: it’s an art car. And being an art car means it’s a must have.

GT3 RSR #80
Team complete!

Now, the Art Car Wing of my collection has five (5!) examples!!! Five is officially a “Wing”, right? Wing or not, it is interesting to see that most art cars at Le Mans are Porsches. I tried to find all the art cars that raced at La Sarthe so far, and it looks like Porsche is the most common choice. Like at least 90% of them are from Stuttgart 🤨.

GT3 RSR #80
My fledgling Art Car wing.

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