Porsche 917 Gulf livery poster print

 

starting at: $ 28

Porsche 917 poster print by Ankur Singh.

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.

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Description

The combination of the Porsche 917 and the Gulf livery is an art of itself. Add a quote by Steve McQueen from the Le Mans movie, and you get hands on beautiful poster filled with racing emotions.

Gulf-livered Porsche 917 is the ultimate poster king with a story to die for

Few race cars managed to get the same notoriety as the 917. It was extremely quick and reliable enough to secure the first overall Porsche victory at Le Mans in 1970. The success was repeated in 1971, and Porsche 917 in Gulf livery became an icon, strongly supported by Le Mans movie. A picture which can be felt as a plotless nightmare by anyone with no petrol in his veins and as a true masterpiece by petrol heads.

Ferdinand Piech, the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, is the leading figure behind the development of 917. He saw a chance in a sudden regulation change by CSI which reduced the minimum required production for sports car homologation from 50 to 25 vehicles. This caught Piech` attention, and he managed to get approval for new sports prototype that could win Le Mans. Porsche 917 was designed, engineered and produced in just ten months. The risky move eventually paid off by positioning Porsche at the top of the motorsports thanks to its unique flat 12 cylinder air-cooled engine.

The first tests and contests for 917 weren’t extremely promising as its drivers cited it as unstable at high speeds. Such misbehaviour led to significant changes in the tail of the car to keep the drag coefficient low while downforce is high for the Mulsanne straight. Short & long tails 917 were born.

Now you can make this Porsche 917 poster art yours in the form of beautiful poster print, created by Ankur Singh and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.

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Ankur Singh is a full-time transportation designer at Design Storz, Austria.

His passion for art began at a tender age when he began experimenting with different forms of art. He soon developed an innate love for cars and motorbikes. This passion drove him towards concept art and finally towards the design industry. He now holds a double masters degree in Industrial and Transportation Design from Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano.

Ankur believes that automotive art is more than just drawing cars, it is about condensing the entire story into a fraction and captivating & mesmerizing the viewer with it. Because of this reason, his rendering style and skill set vary from creating hyper-realistic artworks to raw, unpolished sketches. He is fond of big bold colors and attention to detail. He strongly advocates that beauty lies in the details.

 

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Size

Mini – 14 x 10 inches | 35 x 25 cm, Small – 20 x 14 inches | 50 x 35 cm, Medium – 20 x 28 inches | 50 x 70 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.

 : Ankur Singh
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