SAINT CHARLES, ILL. (May 23, 2023) – After capturing hearts all over the world through competition in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the livery of Rexy the GT3 Rawr will make its international debut next month at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 56 Project 1/AO Racing Porsche 911 RSR will transform its look from the white, orange, and blue livery into the Porsche 911 RSRawr: an adorable yet intimidating green tyrannosaurus rex, complete with a ferocious mouth, little arms, and feet for stomping.
The livery first appeared at the WeatherTech Twelve Hours of Sebring, inspired by the son and daughter of AO Racing Team Principal and driver PJ Hyett. He proudly wears a T-Rex and unicorn on his race helmet, taking his family with him as he races. The car livery immediately became a fan favorite, and the overwhelmingly positive response prompted Hyett and Team Manager and driver Gunnar Jeannette to bring the livery to the team’s joint effort in the 100th running of the most iconic sports car race in the world.
“PJ and I have been thrilled with the response from race fans all over the world with our Rexy livery,” said Jeannette. “It was received so warmly in our American racing efforts, that we knew it was only fitting to bring Rexy to compete in France for the Centenary of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Project 1 with AO Racing is so excited to bring Rexy to our international fans for the greatest sports car racing event in the world.”
First held in 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the ultimate test of man and machine, requiring teams to balance speed and endurance, managing their cars and drivers’ stamina and peak performance throughout the race. The race takes place on the Circuit de la Sarthe, a combination of public roads and a dedicated racetrack that spans over 13.6 kilometers (8.5 miles). Celebrating the 100th running of the event this year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans remains a pinnacle of endurance racing, pushing drivers, teams, and machines to their limits, and providing an unforgettable spectacle for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. The race will begin on Saturday, June 10 at 9:00 AM Eastern, with all 24 hours available from start-to-finish live on MotorTrend.
The team will also launch its fan merchandise line later this week, just in time for the big event. For further news and updates, fans can visit aoracing.com.