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Acura's 2019 motorsports livery brings it back to the 1990s

If you miss the Camel/IMSA days, this one's for you -- minus the tobacco advertising.

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Acura Team Penske unveiled its livery for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.     

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It pays homage to Acura's 1991-1993 efforts in IMSA prototype racing.    

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Specifically, it's a throwback to the Comptech Racing Acura-Spice GTP Lights race cars.

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The old cars ran modified versions of the V6 engine found in the first NSX.

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Of course, modern prototypes are vastly more complex than the old-school ones, but adapting the orange-and-white livery to a modern car results in something rather pretty.     

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Acura will start its season at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.   

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It'll field two of its Acura Team Penske ARX-05 prototypes.     

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The lineups are rather star-studded, too.

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Drivers include Juan Pablo Montoya, Helio Castroneves and Alexander Rossi behind the wheel.    

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Keep scrolling to check out a few pictures of the IMSA prototype that first wore this livery.

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