Subaru Motorsports revives iconic blue and gold livery
Introduced on a rally-prepared Subaru WRX, the blue, yellow and gold livery is a revival of that utilized by the Subaru World Rally staff in the course of the 1990s and early 2000s, on automobiles pushed by stars corresponding to Colin McRae, Richard Burns and Petter Solberg.
In frequent with that used on the automobiles of the WRC period, the livery makes use of a WR Blue Pearl base coat (earlier automobiles have been painted a darker hue), whereas the wheels are painted gold.
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The colourful yellow graphics depict the Subaru pleiades emblem – a design that initially stemmed from Subaru’s 555 sponsorship in nations the place tobacco promoting was nonetheless authorized – derived from the model’s “comet” design adopted in 1999. It contrasts, as ever, with magenta Subaru Tecnica Worldwide logos dotted across the automobile’s physique.
The choice to carry again the livery was a straightforward one for Subaru Motorsports, which itself is new this 12 months bringing the model’s rallying, racing, rallycross and different motorsports exercise below one banner.
‘For a technology of rally followers, Subaru is synonymous with blue automobiles, gold wheels and the long-lasting star cluster,’ defined Alan Bethke, Vice President of Advertising for Subaru of America. ‘This new design pays tribute to that heritage, whereas looking forward to future success below the Subaru Motorsports title… these colours are a part of our model’s historical past, and beloved by our lovers.’
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Whereas Subaru’s rallying actions on a global stage ended greater than a decade in the past, on the end of the 2008 WRC season, its success has continued on a nationwide stage in the USA, taking 13 rally championship titles since its formation in 2001. The model as a complete has had additional success in rallycross, off-road racing and time assault.
The reimagined livery will make its competitors debut in March, within the Missouri Rally.