The 15 Best Racing Liveries

Over the years, race cars have worn all sorts of awesome liveries. Here are some of the greatest.


When it comes to racing livery design, everyone has a favorite. Here are some of ours.

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Marshall Pruett

The Brumos team has been racing Porsches for decades, easily spotted by red and blue stripes like the design shown here. It's simple, yet extremely attractive.

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Haribo sponsored the Mercedes-AMG GT3 team in the VLN series and the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring from 2015 to 2017. The car was all black except for the brightly colored Haribo bear. It was hard to miss, even in the middle of the night on the Nordschleife.

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Flying Lizard

The Flying Lizard Motorsports livery design is pretty easy to spot. It's just a giant mean-looking lizard head on either side of the car. It's too bad the team didn't race Vipers.

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John Baldessari's Art Car

BMW's 19th "art car," an M6 GTLM designed by John Baldessari, is a bit different than the other cars on this list. There's no cool designs, stripes, or patterns—ones side of the car simply has a pictures of itself printed on the door, and the other side has the word "FAST" pasted on. Genius.

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It's pretty wild to think that a digital currency born out of an internet meme made its way onto a NASCAR, but that's exactly what happened with Dogecoin. The currency's community crowdfunded enough money to sponsor the #98 Sprint car with the help of Reddit, creating of the most internet-themed designs every to grace the field.

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Rothmans' no-nonsense blue and white livery incorporates gold and red stripes that come together to create one of the most recognizable designs in motorsport. It's been on everything from Le Mans race cars to Dakar rally legends.

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Gulf's iconic livery was made famous by the Ford GT40s that defeated Ferrari at Le Mans in the 1960s. It remains incredibly popular on all sorts of different race cars.

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Marlboro's F1 designs remain one of the most famous of all time. The fact the cars were driven by F1 legend Ayrton Senna certainly helped.

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Martini's iconic blue and red stripe design has coated countless race cars throughout the years, so it's hard to pick a favorite. This Lancia stands out to us, though.

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John Player Special

The minimalist John Player Special liveries of '70s Formula 1 were a favorite among fans for their simple, straightforward design and perfectly balanced color scheme.

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BMW's M race cars have received a bunch of different kinds of M-colored designs, but the one found on this CSL might be the greatest.

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Mazda's Le Mans winner not only sounds unique, but looks unlike anything else in the paddock. The orange and green triangular look was inspired by a sock design created by the Renown clothing company, which sponsored the car. It's instantly recognizable to any motorsport fan.

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STP has been sponsoring NASCAR competitors for decades, and its livery designs are some of the most popular in the sport. The blue and orange design is instantly recognizable.

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Pink Pig

Porsche's Pink Pig livery first appeared on Porsche's 917/20, and more recently, on the 911 RSR factory car that took a class victory in the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Jagermeister's lviery is actually pretty damn simple: It's just an orange car with the company's name spelled out, its logo. But somehow, it still stands out, which is why we love it.

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