If you've cruised enough of automotive news you'll start noticing a trend. There sure as hell seem to be a lot of Gulf livery sports cars out there. From Aston Martin to the Ford GT, plenty of supercars have sported the paintjob.

But there seems to be an emerging trend. It seems like cars that don't have any connection to Gulf racing history are receiving the pastel blue and loud orange look.

That's where I have a bone to pick.

It's like owners of modern day Ferraris that put the Scuderia shields on their road-going vehicle. The shields were originally placed on Ferraris that had actually raced. Not some random vehicle that was rubbed more with a diaper than driven.

With that said, are cars that are given the Gulf treatment -- without any connection to the past -- AWESOME or AWFUL?

Joining our long list of cars of all sizes and sorts wearing the classic racing colors of Gulf Oil is this Audi R8 coupe, which was spotted at the Mediterranean town of Marbella in Spain.

While it's still no Porsche 917, the famed baby-blue and orange scheme looks much better on the Audi R8 than on some of the more recent Gulf Oil editions we've seen lately including the Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG DTM Edition...

[Source: Carscoop]

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AWESOME or AWFUL? Are Cars Sporting Gulf Livery STUDs or DUDs?

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