Following Ford’s Le Mans livery reveal yesterday, a flurry of other teams have also shown off their colors for next month’s French endurance classic.
Porsche GT Team is set to race with special liveries for its FIA WEC-entered 911 RSRs, the pair sporting a gold trim rather than red and world champion logos on their roofs.
The factory Porsches from the IMSA GTLM program entered in GTE Pro, meanwhile, will run the Brumos tribute liveries they raced with at Daytona and Sebring earlier this year.
“The gold paintwork on the two 911 RSR racers from the WEC symbolizes the early win of the world title for manufacturers, which is something we’re very proud of,” says Porsche’s vice president of motorsport Fritz Enzinger.
“The Brumos design is one of the most famous and popular vehicle liveries in motor racing. This year this finish celebrates its Le Mans debut. In 2018, our cars sported a special design and yielded us a brilliant double victory at Le Mans. We hope to achieve a similar result this year.”
LMP2 team TDS Racing is another team that has updated its livery, the French outfit set to use a fresh take on its full-season paint scheme, with added silver.
And in GTE Am, ELMS full-season teams Kessel Racing and JMW have revealed striking liveries.
Kessel’s pair of Ferrari 488 GTEs, one of which will be manned by an all-female crew, will run in the team’s standard blue, but with stripes highlighted by orange and pink.
The Swiss team, RACER understands, has been forced to source a replacement chassis for its No. 60 entry, after its original car was heavily damaged in a roll at a recent test at Monza. It is also believed to have submitted at least one entry into GTE Am for the 2019/20 FIA WEC season.
Then there’s JMW Motorsport’s Andy Blackmore Design camouflage livery, which pays tribute to its distinctive yellow team colors and 24 Hours of Le Mans itself.
“JMW has a history of producing a unique livery, including our livery competition in recent years,” team principal Jim McWhirter said. “This year we wanted to do something special, to celebrate the biggest motor race in the world.
“The camouflage effect allows us to include a lot of detail, and we hope fans will enjoy looking for each of the features hidden in the design.”