Porsche 917 Gulf #20 art


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Porsche 917 Gulf #20 fine car art by Jochen Paesen.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.



We are not sure if it is the strange shape, the breath-taking power numbers, or the striking blue, orange livery but here at Simply Petrol, there is always a room available for one more Porsche 917 Gulf #20 art. This time, it is created by a genuinely spectacular artist like Jochen Paesen.

This Porsche 917 Gulf #20 art is nothing less than captivating


The Porsche 917 story is one of the most interesting automotive tales ever happened. Porsche progressed steadily in Le Mans, but they lacked both the funds and technology to join the top tier competition where Ferrari and Ford bite each other to death. The 917 project became possible only because of a contradictory person like Ferdinand Piech, who later will be blamed (less or more) for the VW diesel mishaps.

Back in the late 60`s Mr Piech secured 2/3 of the project funding as payment from VW, willing to promote their air-cooled engine and made Porsche 917 became possible at all. But the absolute excellence of the Porsche engineers was the key element of the 917 success. With less than ten months to go before the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Porsche set out to design the new car, which represented the single most significant step in their racing history. No design & engineering mistakes could be allowed at any stage.

Unfortunately, Porsche 917 didn’t work as well on the racing track as it looked to work on the drawing boards. The car appeared extremely unstable at high speeds, even one of its drivers lost his life at 1969 Le Mans competition. The following, 1970 season proved not just victorious but glorious for the Porsche team. During preseason tests, the engineers of JWA Gulf Racing discovered that a 917 Can-Am shows significantly better handling due to its short tail. Porsche picked up the golden move and produced a bunch of new and shortened tails. The Kurzheck or Porsche 917K was born.

It was Steve McQueen, who sent this car in stardom status. Porsche 917 Gulf #20 was cast for the main appearance in his epic Le Mans movie. Now we are more than delighted to share with you this Porsche 917 Gulf #20 art, beautifully created by Jochen Paesen and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.

Jochen Paesen car art

Belgian born Jochen spent his youth in several countries. Having lived in Belgium, South Africa, France, England and The Netherlands, he currently resides in Germany. This constant change combined with his love for travel serves as continuous inspiration for his creativity.

As a Designer, art and photography are never far away and Jochen’s passion extends beyond his job into his spare time. He is interested in all things revolving around cars and motorsport.

Jochen’s artwork relies on the classic car design tools, pen, paper and marker. With this, he captures each subject in its essence to create pure, dreamy yet detailed drawings. His photography captures a moment in time, emitting energy, a love for detailing and portraying speed and adrenaline in a still image.
Jochen is both Interior Design Director and CMF Design Director for the automotive start-up NIO. Under his lead, the teams have designed the EP9, EVE Concept Car and ES8 production car. Prior to this Jochen was Head of Interior Design for BMWi. During his time at BMW and BMW M he worked as Interior Design Project Leader for the new 7-series (G11/12) and M4GTS. As a designer he has worked on the 6-series (F12/13) and was the lead designer of the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept (Concept Car of the year 2009) amongst other projects. Before joining BMW, Jochen worked for Volkswagen where he designed the interior of the Volkswagen Amarok.


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Additional information


Medium – 28 x 20 inches | 70 x 50 cm, Small – 20 x 16 inches | 50 x 40 cm, Large – 28 x 40 inches | 70 x 100 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

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