Risi Competizione has unveiled a special livery for its Ferrari 488 GTE Evo that will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-Pro class next month.
The American squad is making a departure from its traditional red color to a French-inspired blue scheme, designed by students from the ENSAAMA school of art and design in Paris.
A competition held between 21 pairs of students resulted in the effort from students Chloelia Breton and Louise Doublet being chosen to adorn the Risi Ferrari.
The design features nods to the NART Ferrari squad that won Le Mans 70 years ago, the Victorian-era chronophotography capture technique and the prancing horse emblem.
Pipo Derani, Jules Gounon and Oliver Jarvis will drive for Risi in the 87th edition of the French endurance classic.
“We decided to undertake a unique concept for the livery design of our Le Mans entry this year in conjunction with our French friends,” said team principal Giuseppe Risi.
“Allowing students from the prestigious ENSAAMA art school in Paris to conceive an exclusive design that embodies a collaboration between our French prancing horse supporters, along with the heritage of Ferrari and history of our American team, produced a special opportunity.
“Although in the past we have always competed under the Rosso Corsa red of Ferrari, this will be or first time to field a car in blue.
“It may take some of our fans by surprise and require a minute to digest, but we are pleased with the final livery outcome.
“We appreciate Andy Blackmore translating the original work from the art students into a livery for the shape of the 488 and ready to unveil at Le Mans.”