Tyrrell 012 ‘Benetton’ (F1 1983) || ACC Custom Livery

I’ve been making Tyrrell’s classic liveries for the McLaren 720S GT3 and McLaren 720S GT3 Evo in Assetto Corsa Competizione (ACC). Like, quite a lot of them.

First, I made the 1977 Tyrrell P34 ‘First National City Bank’ for the McLaren 720S GT3. Second, I went back in time to make the 1976 Tyrrell P34 ‘Elf’ livery for the same car. Then, when the McLaren 720S GT3 Evo was released for ACC, I remade those liveries for the new car. And, most recently, I made the 1979 Tyrrell 009 ‘Candy’ for the McLaren 720S GT3 Evo.

I hope you agree that that’s a quite a lot of Tyrrells. But I’m not finished, as this post proves.

With this new livery, I’m moving away from the 70s and into the 80s, with the 1983 Tyrrell 012 ‘Benetton’ (skipping the 010 and 011 because those are rather unremarkable looking).

I really like the look of the original 012. Not only was it the first time the name Benetton popped up in Formula 1. Before moving their sponsorship to the Alfa Romeo team for 1984 and 1985, and before buying the Toleman team and entering it as Benetton Formula 1 as its own team (before being bought by Renault in 2000 and being rebranded as such in 2002).

It was also, to my knowledge, the only F1 car to have a boomerang-shaped rear wing, albeit for only one Grand Prix. Before dropping the idea in favour of a conventional rear wing design.

Picture taken from Reddit

The car features a rather unique dark green and black colour combination. Besides the old British Racing Green cars from the 50s and 60s, I can’t think of any sponsorship-era F1 cars featuring dark green as its primary colour.

I opted to recreate the livery based on a version of the livery featuring yellow details as a tertiary colour, just to introduce a bit more intricacy into the design. And I had to recreate a few of the logos found on the car (012 and SISLEY), which might not be 100% similar. For an example of my source material I refer to the picture below

The Tyrrell 012 being driven during an event for historic F1 cars. Picture © Ultimatecarpage.com

The final result can be seen in the video (above) or screenshots below. Do you want to download and use the final livery? Feel free to do so by clicking the big red bar below which leads you to my shared Google Drive.

Download the Tyrrell 009 Candy McLaren livery here

Do you want to request or commission a livery instead? Follow these steps here.

Tyrrell 009 livery – studio shots

Tyrrell 009 – action shots


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