• Apr 20, 2011
New York 2011: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG wearing Gulf livery – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you watched auto racing in the 1960s and 70s, your eyes likely caught sight of baby blue and orange streaks roaring to victory on tracks around the world. Gulf livery has since become an iconic paint scheme for everything from the ratty street cars of wide-eyed boy racers to expensive watches and clothing for those looking to embrace their inner McQueen. Hell, there's even a drift-happy Freightliner wearing the oil company's famous colors. Mercedes-Benz has decided to bring a touch of those famous colors in the form of a tarted-up SLS AMG.

It's no Porsche 917... but it's still pretty cool looking, and we've got a full gallery for you to look through below.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips/ AOL


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      Carlos Vargas
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand why Mercedes would paint their car with Gulf Livery, to my knowledge they never had a car that wore it originally.
      JaredN
      • 3 Years Ago
      I loved the 917 in Gulf livery. I like the SLS. But it looks horrible in that color. Give me silver with a red interior.
      Bryan Riddle
      • 3 Years Ago
      that color is atrocious
      ابوذر ڀرڳڙي
      • 3 Years Ago
      The SLS in general is such an ugly car.
      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      FAIL Mercedes, the original Gulf scheme is awesome, this is not !
      Jew
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome color scheme, but whats up with MBZ pushing that played out Black face/ Polished lip wheel. That went out of style 7-8 years ago
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate this car. Not the SLS, just THIS car. Mercedes has had no affiliation w/ Gulf in it's motorsport history. Pisses me off that Aston uses it, too. Ford, Porsche, and to a lesser extent, McLaren can use this livery. Everyone else can just fV(k off. The Gulf colors are a right, not a privilege.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Frisky_Dingo
        Yeah, I know they sponsor Aston. But that bothers me. Gulf also sponsored an Audi R8 (LMP) a while back, too. I'll still always think of them as Ford, and especially Porsche colors, though.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gulf livery? It's not a Ford GT40 (or even a Ford GT) or a 917, so what's the point? What's next, a Hyundai Accent painted in Gulf livery? Somewhere, John Wyer is spinning in his grave.
        mechatricity
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dukeisduke
        haha yeah this might be a bit of a stretch....though i'm sure someone will counter with the (sometime, somewhere) gulf liveried MB racer.
      Prince David
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is completely retarded! I don't understand it
      tump
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's bloody fantastic.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wasn't this color combo really associated with Ford through the years? I don't really pay attention to racing, but I know the GT40 is often pictured in these colors.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        It was, but only for a few years. It became synonomous w/ Porsche thereafter and made an appearance on several of their racing cars. It was also used on the McLaren F1's during their motorsports campaign. It was more recently used on an LMP1(900) Audi R8, and currently Aston Martin's racing efforts.
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