Gear: Your Favorite Race Cars Artfully Defined

Your Favorite Race Cars Artfully Defined

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
August 24, 2015
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A life-long obsession for cars and a sharp eye for design means that it was probably a matter of time before the folks at 8380 Laboratories pinged our radar, but the firm got its start as a side project in 2004, designing Volkswagen t-shirts. The ad agency day job gave way to 8380 Laboratories in 2009, quickly earning praise among the Volkswagen and import communities.

There’s something about boiling down a vehicle to its most basic styling elements and draping it in (often) flat, bold colors that can bring a design to life, and from countless t-shirt, event poster, and graphic designs, 8380 have become masters at the craft.

Translating the style to art pieces, tees, mugs, and other accessories has led to a few of us to start visualizing where some of the prints could hang in our office. One of our favorites is “Le Mans ’95”, a simple poster with beautifully-illustrated examples of every car in the GT1 class from that race. For fans of the Porsche 908/3, the 8380 poster of the car drops it onto a brilliant bright blue backdrop—something that will draw your eye every time you’re in the room.

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LAPJM
LAPJM

You had the Ford Sierra XR4i : two wheel drive V6 2.8 no turbo. There was a Ford Sierra XR 4×4 = 4-wheel drive 2.8 v6 4-door saloon or estate No v6’s with Cosworth treatment. Sierra Cosworth XR4i ? The correct moniker in Europe : Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (1986) = based on 3-door hatchback Sierra shell with whale tail spoiler on the hatch, 2 litre inline 4 (+/- 204 din hp) and only 2 wheel drive. Used in DTM and other European touring car races (p.e. 24 hrs Spa). Ford Sierra RS 500 (1987) : 3-door hatchback withe whale… Read more »

KTGTS
KTGTS

I’m very interested in the Porsche 24-hrs of Le Mans poster, but I can’t find it at the 8380 e-commerce website. Am I missing something?

HSW
HSW

Never knew/noticed the x4rti was in DTM. To me, the glory days of DTM has always been BMW vs Merc.

Love the M3 liveries print. Wonder if there is one of the Mercs.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

xR4ti ( Cosworth Sierra xR4i is the correct moniker over in the EU/UK ) – Alfa Romeo – Opel – Ford Capri – Porsche etc … they were all involved at one time or another . My two favorite eras being the 70’s when ZakSpeed Turbo Capri’s and Porsche K935RSR’s were banging heads and the gloriously insane verging on F1 performance all wheel drive Alfa Romeo vs Opel madness of the 90’s era … especially when Sandro Nannini was behind the wheel . Good god those 90’s DTM cars were outrageous . Today ? Like all motorsports the DTM’s pretty… Read more »

Francois Bozonnet
Francois Bozonnet

there was no xr4 in dtm. the cosworth is a different car with a 4 cilinder engine, the xr4 has a v6.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

Ahem good sir . The correct [ and complete ] moniker for the car was as I stated . The Cosworth Sierra xR4i . And the Sierra Cosworth xR4i most certainly was in the DTM .

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger

PS; The Sierra xR4i in the EU/UK came with either a V6 , turbo inline 4 , the ubiquitous Cosworth variation or for those a bit short in the pocket a normally aspirated inline 4 …. not to mention the Sierra RS Cosworth 4 x 4 rally car / homologation special . Here in the US all we got was the turbo inline DOHC 4 .

De Dion
De Dion

Europe: Sierra xR4i = V6 2.8 RWD Sierra xR4x4 = V6 2.9 4WD Sierra RS Cosworth = i4 DOHC 2.0 Turbo RWD Sierra RS 500 Cosworth = i4 DOHC 2.0 Turbo RWD Sierra (Sapphire) RS Cosworth = i4 DOHC 2.0 Turbo RWD Sierra (Sapphire) RS Cosworth 4×4 = i4 DOHC 2.0 Turbo 4WD Escort RS Cosworth = i4 DOHC Turbo 2.0 4WD US: Merkur xR4Ti = i4 OHC 2.3 Turbo RWD XR4i and xR4Ti had different bodystyle from the rest of the 3 door Sierras with three sidewindows instead of two. Sapphires are 4 door sedans. XR4x4 was 5 door.… Read more »