If you’re not familiar with the art cars, they’re basically a one-off car design done by a professional artists. The end result for some of these cars are quite spectacular. Even big name artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein have been commissioned to design a BMW art car in the past. It’s most commonly seen on race cars, and most of which are debuted at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year, there’s another contender that is planning on joining in on the fun and that’s this one of a kind looking C7.R Corvette.
The car belongs to Labre Competition based out of France and they use it in the highly competitive LMGTE Am class and have done so for the past few years. And this year they decided the wanted to do something a little bit different, and a lot bolder. They commissioned an artist by the name of Ramzi Adek and gave him carte blanche to do whatever he pleased with the livery for their beloved race car. Which takes some serious confidence and trust in his ability to create something special considering the amount of money tied up in the car and the exposure it receives at Le Mans.
Adek decided to go with a comic book theme, but he did so in somewhat of a graffiti type pattern. What jumped out at me was the use of incredibly vibrant fluorescent colors that seem to pop because of the black contrast strategically placed on the car. But where this car really shines is at night, especially if you happen to have a blacklight pointed at it. Although I’m betting that even under the lights at Le Mans it’s still going to look pretty epic flying along the Mulsanne Straight.
The 24hr of Le Mans is scheduled to take place at the end of this month and we looking forward to seeing if this incredible design translates into good luck for the team and the car itself and maybe helps them pick up a win. One thing is for sure though, if you watch the race you won’t be able to miss this neon Corvette flying around the track. Which is exactly why Larbre did it in the first place.