Michael Caruso's Nissan Altima will run a brand new black chrome livery when the V8 Supercars series kicks back into gear at Townsville this weekend.
The Nissan Motorsport driver has been running a livery inspired by the brand’s LMP1 car for the last two rounds at Winton and Darwin.
For this weekend’s Castrol Townsville 400, Caruso will switch to a black chrome livery to promote Nissan’s involvement in the upcoming finals for the GT Academy on the Gold Coast.
“This is easily the best-looking V8 Supercar I will have the privilege of driving,” said Caruso.
“We see lots of different colour schemes and special designs from time-to-time, but this GT Academy livery is going to stick in people’s minds for a long time.
“And even if people don’t like it as much as I do, they won’t be able to miss it – it’s very shiny!”
The GT Academy livery is the latest in a series of rolling sponsorship programmes that Nissan has used so far in 2015.
“Nissan is pleased to raise awareness for the GT Academy program with such a spectacular livery,” said Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery.
“We have enjoyed using Michael’s #23 Nissan Altima V8 Supercar to promote several initiatives this year, including NISMO, NP300 Navara and GT Academy.
“GT Academy truly takes people from ‘gamer to racer’, as evidenced by NISMO Athletes such as Jann Mardenborough, Lucas Ordonez and of course two of this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour winners, Wolfgang Reip and Florian Strauss.”