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Michael Shank Acura Livery Revealed

Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Livery revealed…

Photo: Michael Shank

Photo: Michael Shank

The livery for Michael Shank Racing’s new Acura NSX GT3 has been revealed in the flesh, ahead of next weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24, which will officially kick off the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Shank shared two images of the No. 86 Acura on social media, which will be driven by Ozz Negri and Jeff Segal in the full 12-round championship, and joined by Tom Dyer and Ryan Hunter-Reay for Daytona.

The sister No. 93 car, featuring a reverse color scheme, will see Andy Lally and Katherine Legge in for the season, with Mark Wilkins and Graham Rahal completing the lineup for the car’s competition debut later this month.

The cars have completed extensive testing in the second half of 2016, including taking part in both IMSA-sanctioned tests at Daytona, in preparation for the twice-around-the-clock Florida endurance classic.

It is one of three new GT3 models to compete in the GT Daytona class this year, alongside the Lexus RC F GT3 and Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Photo: Michael Shank

Photo: Michael Shank

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19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Jessie

    January 1, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Why do people go for these dull liveries for racing cars ?

    • P

      January 1, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Maybe MSR they will use the CURB liveries they used on the Ligier for some of the races.

      • Thomas

        January 1, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        What ligier? Mike Shank don’t have a current prototype

        • RyoYo

          January 2, 2017 at 9:02 am

          Bro. He said USED on the Ligier.

          Lol, calm down

  2. Jeff Gordon

    January 1, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I think they look good, what’s all the hate for?

    • Dan

      January 1, 2017 at 10:02 am

      The front looks good the back looks like they took straps of tape and pulled the livery off randomly.

    • Thomas

      January 2, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      To be fair the sentence has no punctuation so the meaning is vague.

      • Thomas

        January 2, 2017 at 8:25 pm

        Oops. On wrong comment

  3. Michael

    January 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Looks bad, not a real livery. It’s something that looks thrown together a black canvas with a splash on the back and some florescent accents. Doesn’t flow nor go with any decals or sponsors or any color. 🙁

  4. Jack

    January 1, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Y’all people are crazy. Looks great.

  5. Amlv20

    January 1, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Looks good,you people got to realize this isn’t a shank pay to play and sponsor run open operation anymore,aero,curb,tire king are all gone now.this is a factory backed program now,Acura says jump,shank says how high?!? This is a great livery and screams Acura and has that Acura real time feel to it.

    • Not Nick

      January 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Agreed

    • Paige

      January 2, 2017 at 12:12 am

      Um… AERO’s still a partner. They’re providing the wraps for these cars just like they did for the Ligier & DP prior.

      Personally, I like the livery. I think it looks good. I’m sure Acura/HPD had a say in what the cars were going to look like. AERO & the team certainly did a good job with it.

  6. Wheelspin

    January 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    The car looks great!!!

  7. kevin

    January 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    I don’t think its that bad. I like it.

  8. Mike S.

    January 1, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Yeah looks better than what it cam out in at Daytona. It looks good. Amlv20 has it right. There are Acura resemblances in the Real Time Acura’s and these. Shank is working for a factory here so yeah he can’t have what he wants in liveries like he used to in his own P2. Have to play company line a bit.

  9. Louis

    January 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Deff. Looks better on the actual car than it did in the renderings. I like it

  10. John

    January 1, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    If it were me, I would have carried over the theme of highlighting the contours (as they did with the front intakes) over the entire car, in lieu of making it look like a bucket of paint was thrown over the rear fender.

    In that respect, I actually prefer the more clearly defined lines of the renderings.

    But it’s fine, and avoids the matte finish fad whose appeal entirely escapes me.

    The Baldessari M6 “Art Car,” OTOH…

  11. Chris

    January 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    I cant believe all the arguing over a car livery. Its either a REAL SLOW off season or everyone is hungover from a New Years party.

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