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We take a tour of Porsche's Le Mans cars, which have been put on display to commemorate its return to top-flight Le Mans racing after a 16-year absence

Porsche is celebrating its return to the top category at the Le Mans 24 Hours, following a 16-year absence, with a display of its past endurance racing cars.

The display, which took place in the heart of the circuit, comprised some of the brand's most famous Le Mans cars.

Included was the 1953 Porsche 550, the 1979 Le Mans-winning Porsche 935 and the 911 Carrera RSR Turbo.

Porsche has claimed 16 Le Mans victories, with the last being secured by the 911 GT1 in 1998.

This year, the new 919 Hybrid is campaigning for victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Click through the gallery above to see the Porsche Le Mans cars that were on display.

Read Autocar's Porsche reviews here.

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