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Martini stripes picture gallery

Porsche has released a new Martini-liveried 918 prototype, so we take a look back at just some of the racers that made the white, red and blue-striped colour scheme so iconic.

Porsche has released images of its upcoming 918 Spyder, with yet another special paint job. This time it's the turn of the Martini stripe. Martini sponsored a number of racing cars, covering some of the best racing Porsches, amongst others, with the now evocative white, blue and red striped livery.

Here's a selection of some of the best...

1971 Porsche 917
Porsche Martini 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo
Porsche 935
Porsche 936
1. 1971 Porsche 917

The 917 gave Porsche some of their greatest wins at Le Mans in 1970 and '71, as well as dominating world motorsport throughout 1971.

2. Porsche Martini 911 Carrera RSR 2.1 Turbo

The 1974 911 Carrera RSR was the first of many turbocharged 911-based racing cars.

3. Porsche 935

Introduced in 1976, the 935 was the factory-prepped FIA-Group 5 911 Turbo.

4. Porsche 936

A successor to the 908, Porsche's turbocharged 936 took the win at the 1976 Le Mans 24 Hours on its first outing.

Porsche 936/77-001
Lancia 037
Lancia Martini Racing LC2
Lancia Delta S4
5. Porsche 936/77-001

An evolution of the previous year's winner, 936/77-001 won the 1977 Le Mans 24 Hours.

6. Lancia 037

Martini started sponsoring Lancia in 1982 with the introduction of the mid-engined rear wheel drive Group B Rally 037.

7. Lancia Martini Racing LC2

Taking to the world of Group C Sports Prototype racing in 1983, the Lancia LC2 used engines from Ferrari.

8. Lancia Delta S4

After the 037 failed to win the WRC, Lancia went back to the drawing board with the Delta S4.

Lancia Delta Integrale
Porsche 918
Porsche 918
Porsche 918
9. Lancia Delta Integrale

Following from the Delta S4, the Group A Integrale gained iconic rally status going into the '90s, with the works cars all wearing Martini stripes until 1993.

10. Porsche 918

... And the new Porsche 918 in its Martini striped paint job.

11. Porsche 918

12. Porsche 918