This Porsche is a little newer than Singer's usual fare but it's safe to say they've still absolutely smashed the livery design for Hertz Team JOTA's new World Endurance Championship contender.
Designed to pay tribute to Le Mans Porsches past and celebrate 100 years of the world's most famous endurance race, the gold car will also feature sponsorship from none other than Tom Brady's fashion brand. Gold is also fairly close to title sponsor Hertz's yellow brand colours and also features on these special rental Mustangs.
A new icon is born as Hertz Team JOTA unveils Porsche 963 dressed in gold for the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship Hypercar class. More pictures on https://t.co/PGCJzsDCLH. @JotaSport #WEC #LeMans24 #HertzTeamJOTA pic.twitter.com/4g0GW0tjzg— FIA World Endurance Championship (@FIAWEC) March 1, 2023
Dawn of a Golden Era?
Discussing the new livery Singer boss Rob Dickinson had this to say:
"In designing the livery, we wanted to recognize both the past and the future. Growing up in the 1970s and '80s, drivers like Derek Bell, Hurley Haywood and Jacky Ickx were heroes, battling for hours in machines capable of well over 200mph while winning races in a golden era for Porsche. We've always been inspired by motorsport at Singer so, in the centenary year of the Le Mans 24 Hours, this golden livery celebrates all those who have competed at the highest levels of endurance racing, Hertz Team JOTA's first campaign in the World Endurance Championship, and the Porsche 963's role in driving the development of renewable fuels and hybrid technology. Spending time with this fabulous racing car gives us so much inspiration and learning. We can't wait for the first race."
Hertz Team JOTA's driver lineup for the number 38 Porsche LMDh car is made up of António Félix da Costa, Britain's Will Stevens and China's Yifei Ye. Da Costa won the Formula E World Championship with Porsche in 2019-2020 while Stevens has raced just about everything with wheels. Ye hoisted both the Asian and European Le Mans Series championships in 2021.
"As a team, we have demonstrated our abilities to perform securing 10 podiums in the last 9 years of Le Mans 24 Hours. Thanks to the support of our new partners, we're stepping up to the Hypercar class and Hertz Team JOTA will be competing against some of the world's largest automotive manufacturers. We have a strong, experienced team and as one of the few private entries into the class we're keeping the spirit of Le Mans alive and look forward to getting out on track." - David Clark and Sam Hignett, Team JOTA co-owners.
Hertz Team JOTA's Singer-liveried Porsche 963 will debut on March 17th at the 1000 Miles of Sebring.
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