V8 Supercars fans will have a shiny new racing livery to feast heir eyes on during the Clipsal 500 race this weekend. The team unveiled the all-new livery for the VF Holden Commodore racer to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Holden Racing.
Drivers Garth Tander and James Courtney did the unveiling honors, showing off the liquid-red, white and black livery complete with an HSV roaring line logo. This won’t be the only new design for the 2015 season, though, as the team is expected to race in a few other liveries throughout the season to commemorate 25 years of Holden Racing.
Having penned many other iconic Holden Racing Team liveries, GM Holden design manager Peter Hughes was responsible for the 25th anniversary design. Hughes’ inspiration for this particular design came from the menacing black HRT Commodore that ran at the V8 SuperTest earlier this month, with the past always being a factor when designing special liveries.
“I think the new look is aggressive, and unmistakably HRT,” Hughes told Fox Sports AU.
“The red and black look with traditional white bonnet is a respectful nod to the original VE Commodore from 2007. The livery we ran at the V8 SuperTest was really a prelude to what we’ve revealed today, with far more black.”
Both Tander and Courtney are confident they will honor HRT’s silver anniversary with first place finishes for the roaring lion.
“We’re planning to start this season in style, with plenty to celebrate off-track, so I’m ready to get behind the wheel and give it my best,” said Courtney
“It’s a wonderful thing to be part of the Holden Racing Team on this occasion — and I feel proud as a driver”, added Tander.
Tune in this Friday to the Clipsal 500 Adelaide to see the new liveries in action.