2019 Acura ARX-05 IMSA Livery Takes Inspiration From 1991-93 Racers

The special heritage livery set to be used by the 2019 IMSA Acura Team Penske ARX-05 prototypes during this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has been unveiled – and it pays homage to the brand’s past.

The white, orange, and black colors have been inspired by the liveries used by Acura‘s IMSA prototypes that won back-to-back championships from 1991-93. The design of the livery was handled by Acura Executive Creative Director Dave Marek.

“This is a natural look for Acura prototypes, and a salute to our heritage as a performance brand.

“The Acura brand was founded in 1986, and its debut in motorsports soon followed. Today, we’re proud to unveil a livery that accurately reflects our long, successful history in North American racing – and look forward to adding new chapters to the story of Acura Precision Crafted Performance,” Marek said.

The successful race cars from the 1991-1993 seasons utilized a modified engine from the first-generation NSX and were driven by Parker Johnstone, Wayne Taylor, and Steve Cameron to three consecutive Manufacturers’ Championships in the IMSA Camel GTP Lights series.

Acura unveiled the current ARX-05 Prototype back in August 2017. The racer uses a twin-turbo AR35TT engine that’s loosely based on the unit found in the Acura MDX, TLX, and RLX. Underpinning the racer is an Oreca 07 chassis with a bespoke Acura bodywork.

This year’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicks off on January 26 with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.

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  • no25

    I feel like I could be scooped up inside that front end that looks like demon sticking its tongue out at me.

  • Dude

    All of the IMSA DPi cars look amazing and Acura’s is probably my favorite. I hope to see a race in person one day

  • Those livery is epic.

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