Sam Philip14 January 2010

Save This Paintjob!

British GT3 team revives iconic American racing livery. Richard Petty would approve, we think

Save This Paintjob!

As we're having a bit of race car day here at TopGear.com - check out the Lotus Evora Cup racer and Porsche 911 GT3 R for evidence - we thought we'd show you one of the coolest racing paintjobs we've seen in a long time.

This is the STP Ferrari 430 Scuderia from British outfit Chad Racing, and we want it. STP - an American fuel additive, since you ask - might not mean a whole lot to most people on these shores, but across the Atlantic it's one of the most iconic liveries in race history, mainly thanks to NASCAR legend Richard Petty.

Petty, the greatest stock car driver in history, won 200 races in his career, many in muscle cars sporting STP's classic blue-and-orange paintjob.

Graham Hill, Jim Clark and Mario Andretti have also raced in STP colours. Even cooler, STP is a sponsor of Richard Noble's ‘Bloodhound' land speed record car, which aims to crack 1,000mph in 2011 or 2012.

Before then, we'll see this most excellent Scud racing in the GT3 category of the British GT championship in the hands of Daniel Brown and Chris Hyman.

Any more suggestions for iconic racing liveries that should be revived? And don't say the Gulf colours. Aston's already nabbed those, sorry. 

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