Aston Martin Unveils Fan-Designed Le Mans Race Car
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The winning design, “inspired by the change in atmosphere as day gives way to night during the 24 Hours of Le Mans”, was created by Jonathan Wesley from Kettering, UK and will decorate the No. 97 Vantage GTE at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
"I have been excited ever since I got the news that my design had been chosen. I loved the chance of being able to design a Gulf Aston Martin, but it's already such a classic livery that I was wondering what I could do. I thought about the Gulf corporate colours – dark blue, light blue, orange and white – and I came up with the idea of ‘daylight to dusk’, which to me is the most exciting part of the race,” Jonathan explained.
“So it moves from the white with the broad orange stripe dividing things to the dark blue of the night. The orange and blue lines represent the streaks that you often see in photos of the cars at night and the whole design sort of summed up the essence of Le Mans to me,“ he added.
The No. 97 car is one of five Aston Martin Racing Vantage GTEs competing in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race and it will be driven by Darren Turner, Stefan Mucke and Peter Dumbreck.
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