Race cars go through all kinds of decorative stages. Sometimes they run a livery for a certain amount of time, then they go back to solid color and then back to graphics again.
This O’Gara Coach Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo is precisely that. This is a car that has won championship races. It has seen its share of hard racing and has the scars to prove it.
Gallardo Super Trofeo comes in white
O’Gara sold a number of these particular Gallardo Super Trofeos. They come in all white. The reasoning behind it is that the race team that purchases the car will have a blank canvas to develop graphics on. Again, this car is no different.
This Lamborghini race car has worn a number of different racing liveries. It has also rubbed fenders and broken more than one body part. The result is repairs that yield different-colored body parts. Carbon fiber, white, grey primer and things like that are typical in race car bodies.
The solution more often than not is a color-change wrap. The car went from plain white (and a multitude of racing battle scars) to a stunning black finish.
From there, the race team can decide what else goes on the car. Stripes, sponsors and racing numbers just to name a few things. Then, when the car gets a new collection of battle wounds, the newly repaired panels can be wrapped to match the rest of the car. This, without the need to ever break out a paint gun and compressor.
Race cars benefit from vinyl wraps
Painting is often a necessity. People should not think that they can repair paint on road cars by using a vinyl wrap. However, on race cars it’s a whole other story. It’s pretty cost-effective to color-change a race car with bad paint because it makes continuous body repairs a lot easier and quicker.
Color changes are not just for race cars. See what KI Studios can do for you. Tired of your white daily driver? Make it red, or make it black. Drive it like that for a few years. Once you’re done or you’re ready to sell, have it peeled off to reveal your original paint which has been protected.
Check out the gallery below to see the process from start to finish. The car came in wearing a chrome and orange racing wrap with lots of body repairs beneath it. We made it black. A very stealthy, matte, vicious wrap.
Pro photos by Grubbs Photography