How about a current livery?
Unlike the recent seasons of bland grey and silver liveries in other championships such as Formula 1, the V8 Supercars championship has been treated with all sorts of vibrant colours.
David Reynolds is driving his 4th season in the #55 car for Rod Nash Racing, which is dressed in one of the most distinct liveries on the grid. I can’t think of another racing car that has sported a green as bright as this. Thanks to main sponsor The Bottle-O, the team has a bright and vibrant green to work with as a main colour. They’ve also had to work secondary sponsor Devil’s Cut into the livery, which brings black and gold into the frame. This results in a two tone design; mostly green, with black covering the hood, some of the rear bumper and side window areas.
The design itself is still FPR inspired; not fully departed from the falcon design on the livery a few years back. It features lovely sweeping curves and sharp points, with all the black areas bordered by gold trim and then shadowed by similar white areas. Gold is used sparingly, with the inside of the rear wing endplates and the rims being the exceptions. It’s an intricate design without being clumsy or too busy. It’s an aggressive livery which matches the similarly aggressive looking body shape of the car.
If anything hurts the livery, it’s the Hog’s Breath Café logo. It doesn’t fit the livery at all, but then again, I think any designer would be hard pressed to make it look as though it belonged. Unless it was a team’s main sponsor and could dictate the design and colour scheme, I can’t imagine that Hog’s Breath Café would ever look good on a racing car.
It’s a nice looking livery and one that unambiguously promotes The Bottle-O, something that sponsors pay good money for and which many don’t get.