Sunday, Aug 13 08:34am
AUTHOR: Matthew Hansen

Red Bull HRT unveil throwback look for Sandown 500 retro round

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team have showcased the revised livery that they'll be running at the Wilson Security Sandown 500 next month; round one of the three-round Pirtek Enduro Cup. This livery will be worn on both of the team's entries, shared between Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell and Shane van Gisbergen/Matt Campbell.


The livery is a homage to the Holden Dealer Team's liveries of the '60s and '70s, featuring Holden's original logo font, and various design elements lifted from some of Holden's most famous cars from the period.


“This livery is a direct throwback to the glorious years of Holden’s original factory racing team, which I’m confident the fans will love,” said Holden Motorsport designer Peter Hughes.




“HDT’s 1971 GTR-XU1 Torana was drawn upon for the thick, simple red striping and placement of the historic Holden Lion on the c-pillar, combining it with the ‘70s Holden font on the rear quarter signage.


“Keeping true to the look of the era, the bonnets of the Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodores are dark blue, maintaining the stark contrast between panels that was common for the period.”


“I think our Commodores will look awesome, they’re so different to what we usually race, hopefully the fans like our throwback livery as much as we all do,” added van Gisbergen.


“I’m a bit too young to have seen the original HDT Monaros and Toranas racing, and I don’t even think Lowndesy (Craig Lowndes) was around back then, but I’ve been a Holden fan since I was a kid so it’s pretty special that we can now pay tribute to this historic era in our own way.”


Renders: Peter Hughes, Holden Motorsport