After joining the dark side with one Star Wars: The Force Awakens racing livery, Holden Racing Team has taken the wraps off its light side, debuting a salient silver livery with black and red accents.
The popular Chewbacca replaces the iconic HRT lion, with a Rebel X-Wing taking its place on the opposite side.
The #22 VF Holden Commodore will debut with James Courtney and Jack Perkins behind the wheel at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, with both drivers applauding the livery, and making a few jabs at rival driver, Garth Tander.
“The Star Wars designs look great, but mine’s definitely better than Garth’s [Tander] – I’m glad to be the good guy and have Garth as the baddie,” Courtney said.
“The team has done a sensational job, this is the most out-there livery HRT has ever had.”
Co-driver Perkins agreed with his teammate, and said he’s excited to have the Force with him.
“We can’t go wrong with the Force on our side. To take the covers off such a unique livery on the anniversary of the team’s first Bathurst win is special,” Perkins said.
“I never imagined I’d be racing for Holden’s factory team at Mt Panorama with Chewbacca and an X-wing on my car.
“It’s the coming together of three childhood icons for me and a definite career highlight.”
Both Star Wars racing liveries follow the announcement of Holden’s partnering with The Walt Disney Company Australia to promote the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The partnership grants Holden exclusive rights to represent the franchise in any of its business.