Racing liveries are probably the most underrated aspect of any racecar. Most of the times they’re there only to carry the logos of all the sponsors but once in a while there are some liveries that go beyond the simple marketing script to become iconic entities themselves. If you want to see automotive art expressed through racing machinery then read on ahead:
White, Blue and Red. Three colours and a whole lot of class. Take any car, apply the Martini livery and let the cool factor go through the roof.
Jordan is known by most Indians as the team that Narain Karthikeyan his first Formula 1 drive. In the Formula 1 circus, however, Jordan is known for its yellow livery with their distinctive noses, apart from their off-track antics.
BMW Art Car
BMW has a history of producing some impressive touring cars. BMW also has a history of combining these cars with beautiful liveries that can only be termed as art. Here’s Jeff Koons contribution to the collection.
Gulf Oil Simplicity
Vivid orange compliments light cyan to produce a simplistic livery that has speed writtten all over it.
Honda Earth Car
For 2007, Honda chose to feature the Earth on their RA107. One thing’s for certain, the Earth looks at home on the Honda.
Subaru Imprezas look good in blue with gold rims. Rally Imprezas take it further with a complimenting yellow 555 branding.
John Players Special
Black. Gold. That is all you need to create a distinctive racing livery that dominated Formula 1 in the early 1970s. After decades, the livery has been recently revived for the modern Lotus F1 team.
If you think of rallying and Toyota, then the only livery that will come to mind is the red and green accented, white Toyota Celica that is an icon of the rallying world in its own right.