Yardley McLaren M23 720S GT3 Evo (F1 1973) || ACC Custom Livery
For these liveries, I always use a McLaren 720S GT3 Evo as a basis. One reason for it is because I think it is one of the best-looking cars. It’s also one of the more (but not THE most) popular options for people to pick and race online. And, it’s mid-engine layout gives it the right dimensions to better be able to translate a Formula 1 car’s livery to its body.
But why Tyrrell’s?
Well, I asked myself that question too and decided there are many more classic F1 liveries to make. And not all will be made for the McLaren 720S GT3 Evo. But this one is. Because this one is based on McLaren’s own historic offering. A livery which to me embodies the early 70s of Formula 1.
For the 1974 season, the M23 was entered under two team names. There was the Marlboro Team Texaco team which went on to win the double with drivers Emerson Fittipaldi (also WDC) and Denny Hulme, while Mike Hailwood entered under Yardley Team McLaren, before the name Yardley left F1 in 1975, (as far as I know) never to return.
The livery itself is fairly simple at first glance. A white/eggshell base with an orange shape on the side. A multicoloured Y-shape features on the nose of the car. But on closer inspection, there is more detail to the livery, with thin pin-striping colouring the car’s contours.
Something which I tried to accurately emulate on my custom livery. 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.
- Do you want to know how to install this livery? I explain it in this post.
- If you want to start making your own, click here for my tutorial to get started. And,
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Yardley McLaren M23 livery – studio shots
Yardley McLaren M23 – action shots
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