Super GT Racing Cars with Anime Flair

This past weekend the Super GT qualifying session GT300 took place at the Fuji Speedway in Japan. Select racing cars featured itasha designs. Itasha is the trend of decorating a car with anime/manga/game characters. The result was some unique looking racing cars causing otaku to go wild over this racing event. Even the race queens got dressed up along with the itasha theme.

Here’s a list of the racing cars sponsored and representing itasha theme:
Ferrari F430 – Pacific NAC Ikamusume
BMW Z4 – HATSUNEMIKU GOODSMILE BMW Z4
Mooncraft Shiden MC/RT-16 – EVANGELION RT TEST TYPE-01 Apple Shiden
PORSCHE 911 – EVANGELION RT PRODUCTION MODEL-02 DIRECTION
PORSCHE 911 – HARUHIRACING HANKOOK PORSCHE

According to 7tune.com, the qualifying GT300 was held in the Super Lap format. One hour to decide the eight fastest cars of each category, and then each car running in succession, 2 warm up laps then the timed attack. The top 5 placements included Ika Musume placing 2nd, Haruhi Suzumiya in 4th, and Eva Unit-01 in 5th place.

Sources: www.ascii.jp, www.7tune.com, www.carview.co.jp

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