2017 Launch News

Toro Rosso Save The Best For Last

Wow. Wowzers. And wow again.

We heard they were going to do a new livery. We thought it might involve Sugar Free Red Bull branding somehow. It didn’t. But it’s better.

This is just fantastic. An incredibly vivid, striking shade of metallic blue that will instantly pop out at any track it visits (something that’s especially relevant given what I wrote just a few hours ago about the Haas). Even more vivid red detail that pops out. And the Red Bull logo – not to mention the other sponsor names – picked out in bright silver.

It actually reminds me of one of my favourite ever liveries – the 2001 Prost – with its combination of metallic blue and red, but it’s arguably better, because it’s got a more unified design aesthetic. And just imagine what it’s going to look like under the lights of Singapore. It probably helps that the STR has one of the best design profiles of any of the ten chassis we’ve seen for this season – it’s got a shark fin, but one that actually looks cool and racey, and it doesn’t have a stupid stub nose either – but even on a dog of a car this would look good.

Of course, this means that we now have to say goodbye to the famous Toro Rosso bull, which has adorned every one of their cars (albeit in a much smaller profile over the last few years) since they arrived in 2006. We’ve said many times on the site that it was time for them to move on – and we feel vindicated by the fact that they’ve done so in such spectacular fashion – but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t feel slightly sad at saying goodbye to this piece of livery history. So let’s have a look at it one last time:

Huh. A shark fin. How about that.

 

9 Comments on Toro Rosso Save The Best For Last

  1. Stunning livery, much smarter than the RB13. I still think Renault take this year though.

  2. Fantastic livery. It’s gonna be a tough chioce between this and the new McLaren

  3. imagine if it was an anodised aqua instead though?
    Still looks amazing

  4. TheRomanRuler // February 26, 2017 at 11:22 pm // Reply

    I hope Toro Rosso make good looking badge for themselves which involves their iconic Toro Rosso/Red bull. Ferrari has awesome badge, Lotus had awesome badge, Mercedes has awesome badge, BMW had awesome badge etc. Well based badge can be really great.

  5. Damn right the best. McLaren was a total disappointment. My ranking of this year’s livery:

    1. Toro Rosso (simply superb! Taking over the reins of Manor)
    2. Red Bull
    3. Mercedes
    4. Sauber (finally something nice!)
    5. Ferrari
    6. Renault
    7. Williams
    8. Force India
    9. Haas (best shark fins though – so much wasted potential)
    10. McLaren (childish)

  6. My Top 10
    1.Toro Rosso
    2.Sauber
    3.Mclaren
    4.Renault
    5.Ferrari
    6.Mercedes
    7.Haas(Just because of The Fins)
    8.Williams(Good Livery but same)
    9.Red Bull
    10.Force India(Had a lot of hopes but dissapointed only because of that shark fin otherwise fine livery)

    In Shark Fins I think Haas ,Toro Rosso,Williams are the one who did some work to design there fins and make them look nice

  7. hello Seb, not even going ro read the artical. cus i fully agree with you.

  8. fandericciardo3 // February 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm // Reply

    King of all liveries this year.

  9. It’s a fantastic livery! However, It reminds me of the ‘Blue Edition’ blueberry flavoured Red Bull cans available here in Australia. It seems to be the same blue with the silver Bulls, no red though. Still, this doesn’t detract from the amazing looking car.

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