Magnus Racing Sends its Lamborghini to the Moon

Last week marked 50 years since Apollo 11. The moonshot that was, literally, a moonshot. The first manned mission to the moon. So to celebrate, Magnus Racing put a commemorative livery on its own rocket ship.

It’s the Huracan GT3 Evo driven by Andy Lally and John Potter. The car got black and white colors to represent the Saturn V rocket that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins took to the moon.

The team will be using number 11 for the car, too, instead of the usual 44, for the race. Even cooler, they got permission from IMSA to use a black number panel instead of the green one they’re normally required to use.

“We wanted to do something special to mark the occasion, and we felt this was the best way we could honor the event,” owner-driver Potter said. “Space exploration and the historical significance behind it has always been something I’ve held a long admiration for, so this is a very personal project to me. “Obviously the Apollo 11 mission is an amazing tribute to human ingenuity and creativity, and that’s something that translates extremely well to our sport.”

originally published on Fourtitude.com