Michael Caruso’s Nissan Altima will carry new sponsorship and a distinctive new livery in the 2018 Supercars Championship season.

Caruso’s #23 entry, which has historically run under NISMO’s factory colours since 2015, will now take on a striking black, white and turquoise livery with title sponsorship from the Drive.com.au motoring website.

The 34-year-old, now entering his sixth season with Nissan Motorsport, endured a tough 2017 campaign and could manage no better than a trio of fifth-placed finishes en route to 13th overall in the championship standings.

Caruso will enter the 2018 season with a brand new chassis. After struggling last year to get on top of Dunlop’s 2017-spec rubber, the series’ tyre supplier Dunlop will adopt a 2016-style compound and construction which Caruso hopes will benefit him.

“After a long off-season, the start of the year is always really exciting, I can’t wait to start racing again,” he said.

“All summer I’ve been closely watching the team as they’ve been building me a brand new Nissan to campaign.

“You don’t get a brand new car every year, so it’s great to get to the first track day of the year and show the new colours off to the crowd.

“Nissan Motorsport has been working tirelessly over the off-season to prepare the new car for the 2018 season. It was really impressive to complete our shakedown and not have a single drama. The car ran faultlessly.

“The test day will be an opportunity to try a few things and get really comfortable ahead of the first race in Adelaide in a fortnight’s time.”

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