The drivers will also wear retro-inspired suits, and the company will auction them for charity.

Mazda will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its overall victory at the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans by dressing up the #55 Mazda Prototype in the winning car’s classic livery for the Sahlen Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen. The #70 will wear a similar look but in a darker combination of Soul Red, Silver, and Machine Grey.

The iconic Mazda 787B race car grabbed attention whenever it was on track. The coupe’s 2.6-liter, four-rotor engine created a banshee’s wail at high revs. If you somehow couldn’t hear the vehicle coming, the team painted the exterior in an eye-popping combination of bright orange, green, and white stitches. The odd motif referenced the products of primary sponsor Renown, a company that made argyle socks. For this update to the classic design, Mazda expands the silver section on the back to encompass the modern LMP2 car’s large rear fin.

To complete the retro look, Mazda’s drivers at Watkins Glen will wear new racing suits that take cues from the ones in 1991. The company will later auction the clothing off for its Drive for Good charitable program.

At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Mazda was just minutes away from losing its distinction as the only Japanese manufacturer to score an overall win in the world famous race. Toyota’s leading TS050 tragically broke down on the final lap, and the firm had to settle for second place.

If you want to see the vintage-looking Mazda Prototype on the track, will stream the practice and qualifying. In the United States, viewers can watch the event on Fox Sports 1 on July 3.

Source: Mazda

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