Acura Team Penske have unveiled their liveries for the full 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the colours paying tribute to the distinctive white, orange and black utilized by Acura’s three-time consecutive IMSA Camel Lights championship-winning program from 1991-93 with the Comptech Racing Spice Acura NSXs.
“This is a natural look for Acura prototypes, and a salute to our heritage as a performance brand,” said Acura Executive Creative Director Dave Marek. “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.”
The liveries will be the team’s primary colour scheme throughout the 2019 IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship, the 50th Anniversary year for IMSA.
Race-prepared Acura Integras won two consecutive International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) International Sedan Manufacturers’ Championships and three consecutive IMSA International Sedan Drivers’ Championships from 1988-90.
The famous Comptech Racing Acura-Spice GTP Lights race cars, powered by a modified first-generation NSX engine, carried driver Parker Johnstone to three consecutive Drivers’ Championships and Acura to three consecutive Manufacturers’ Championships in the prestigious IMSA Camel GTP Lights series from 1991-93. The Comptech Acura also captured the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring in 1993.
In addition to Johnstone, the Comptech Acura driver lineup included Wayne Taylor, father of current Acura Team Penske driver Ricky Taylor, and Steve Cameron, uncle to ATP driver Dane Cameron.