CORE autosport has revealed a historic livery for its debut season with the Onroak Nissan DPi in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The red, white and blue scheme is a homage to the Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo in which Geoff Brabham won three consecutive IMSA GTP titles between 1988 and 1990.
CORE plans to run the new livery on the No. 54 Nissan throughout the 2019 season, starting at next weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
“Knowing that 2019 was a celebration of IMSA’s 50th season we knew we wanted to do something special with our livery to recognize that milestone,” said CORE autosport team owner and driver Jon Bennett.
“Once we knew we’d be racing the Nissan this year, there wasn’t even a question about what throwback livery we’d use; it’d have to be the legendary red, white and blue of the GTP era.
“Seeing fans requesting that very concept on social media made it clear we’d made the right choice.”
The new livery is a departure from the orange, gray and white scheme that CORE has run on most of its prototype race cars, including the Oreca 07 Gibson last year.
Bennett’s team, which finished second in the 2018 standings, opted to continue in the top category of the IMSA WeatherTech series this year by purchasing the two ex-ESM Nissan DPi cars.