Colin McRae's Subaru livery. Details Matter.

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Details matter.

Subaru of Colin McRae splashes through water on the 1995 RAC Rally

Our retrospective of Colin McRae’s WRC winning year features one of the most famous liveries in motor sport: the blue and yellow British American Tobacco of Colin’s Subaru Impreza. The 555 on the numberplate and livery promoted the brand’s State Express 555 cigarettes, which came in blue and yellow packets. At rallies where tobacco advertising laws were tighter the cars kept the colour scheme but ran with yellow crescents.