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Porsche designed five cars just for Singapore

These five offer drivers the chance for some playful self-expression - at no extra cost.

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PORSCHE likes to say that buying one of its cars is like buying into motorsport history and technology. And now the brand would like to show it, too.

The company has decided to offer five examples of the Macan, its compact Sport Utility Vehicle, in different liveries from its motorsport past. The various designs celebrate racing cars that have left their mark on its motorsport activities.

For example, the Macan in Martini Racing colours fondly recalls Porsche's association with a drinks company that apparently brought its racing teams luck.

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After the drinks brand's blue, red and silver stripes were applied to Porsche's cars, they immediately began a winning streak, most notably at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

One design highlights a quirkier moment in Porsche's racing history. At the 1971 Le Mans race, an experimental, one-off Porsche was entered that combined parts from two racing cars into one.

Since it was something of an engineering mish-mash, designers painted it pink and labelled its body parts like the diagram of butchers' cuts. The resulting "Pink Pig" was the sensation of Le Mans that year.

Francis Lee, managing director of Porsche Centre Singapore, said Porsche is "deeply rooted" in motorsport. "This campaign pays tribute to our rich motorsport history and our achievements which continue to lay the foundation for the Porsche technology in the future," he added.

The five motorsport Macans are priced from S$230,088 (excluding Certificate Of Entitlement).

The racing livery consists of removable decals instead of being painted on, but since the cars cost the same as standard Macans, they offer a playful way to stand out in your new Porsche without paying extra for it.

Only one example of each livery will be offered, however, so customers keen on a racing-themed Macan will have to be quick. There's likely to be a race to buy them.