Team Lotus has unveiled the black-and-gold paint scheme that it would have based its 2011 design on if it had not decided to keep the colours it ran this year.
The Hingham, UK-based team launched a fans' competition in November to design its car's coloring for next year after announcing its intention to run in black and gold. However, with rivals Renault revealing its own black and gold car for new title sponsor Group Lotus, the team's plans changed and it decided to stick with the green and yellow colors that it used this season.
Due to the quality of the offerings from fans, Team Lotus pressed ahead with the competition plans anyway and, after revealing the winner, it has announced that it will paint up a 2011 show car in the livery. The full design from competition winner Raphael Campos can be viewed here.