No proper photos while my hand/ shoulder is broken, so instead heres some technical analysis using 1/18 scale models of the 1982 le mans winning Porsche 956 & the 2003 winning Bentley speed 8.
Porsche, like every Le Mans winning car until the Bentley, aimed to direct air over the top of the car, while 21 years later Bentley was the first team to win with an aero concept that pulled air through the car. At the back, we can see the lower deck & diffuser on the Bentley, which both aim to pull the airflow through the car & interact with the rear wing. Meanwhile the Porsche has two venturi channels on the floor which run up the underside of the engine cover top deck underneath the rear wing.
Bentley pioneered this strategy, which was later taken on and developed by Audi, who evolved the concept & won le mans 9 times with a raised nose design.
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