Here’s an embarrassing personal detail: despite being an automotive writer, until very recently, I had never watched a race live. I know, that’s like a penguin saying they’ve never been to Antarctica. I’ve done a few track events with some spirited driving on display, but it’s not quite the same as full-on racing. But…
If you’re a night owl on the East Coast—or anywhere near that time zone—the first round of the Super GT season at Okayama International Circuit in Japan starts at 1:30 a.m. ET. It’ll be broadcast via a free YouTube live stream that features English commentary, so go nuts.
You’ve done Halloween. You’re home if you have kids, or run out of candy/booze/stuff to break/scary movies/the ability to yell “WOOOOO!”/paintballs/toilet paper/explosives if you did the party thing. Not tired yet? Need to do something with that sugar overload? Tell us: what are you up watching?
If you thought you could go to bed after the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas wrapped up, HA! Ha HA! No. There’s always something to watch, and if the last thirty minutes of that World Endurance Championship race made you all hopped up on coffee and “what the crap was that?” — why not watch more racing?
Up extra late? There’s some Super GT racing going on at Suzuka right now, complete with full English commentary running. They’re about a third of the way in right now, but in case you missed the start—watching insanely modified Japanese race cars have at it is clearly worth losing some sleep over.
One of the most awesome series in Japan is set to run Round 4 at Fuji Speedway at 1:40 a.m. EDT with full English commentary provided by Radio Le Mans (does that crew ever sleep?) and the folks at Nismo.tv. Here’s the live stream. Why snooze when you can watch more racing instead?
Honda has been racing the NSX for about ten thousand years in SUPER GT and the associated paint schemes have been legendary.
Everyone has those "Initial D" fantasies of touge domination, only the fact that it's highly, highly illegal to race on public roads gets in the way. Motorhead Magazine shut down approximately five miles of the Mazda Turnpike up Hagone Mountain to whet that appetite legally. Turn up the volume, and enjoy.
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) today unveiled the new-for-2014 rules' compliant GT500-class spec SUPER GT machine, the "Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500.”
Not happy with the Volt getting all the burning-hybrid headlines, the new Toyota Prius race car caught fire on Sunday during Super GT testing in Okayama, Japan.
In its 2008 debut season, the NISMO GTR finished one-two in the first two Super GT races. It was the first time such a dominant opening performance had been seen in ten years. The previous car to do it? A NISMO Skyline GTR, of course.
Epson employees took advantage of their papercraft skills and giant printers to build an impressively detailed 1:1 cardboard replica of an Acura/Honda NSX Super GT race car. Build photos of what we consider the sexiest recycling project ever below.
Here's more video of five, count 'em, five, Honda HSV-010 GTs practice laps at Suzuka. It's almost ruined by watching it. A better option? Letting the four videos run, closing your eyes and drowning yourself in the aural sex.
Honda's new enthusiasm-free corporate policy killed the new NSX, but it'll still be racing in Japanese SuperGT under the Honda HSV-010 GT name. HSV stands for "Honda Sports Velocity" in Japan and "Hybrids Sans Velocity" in the U.S.