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Hatsune Miku BMW Wins Super GT Race

by dtshyk
Jun 19, 2011 3:43 AM | 46 Comments
According to Auto Sport Web, the winner of the third game of Super GT 300 race was Hatsune Miku Good Smile BMW. It's the first time that a character-wrapped car wins the international racing game. Ika Musume Ferrari finished 3rd in the game.

Good Smile Racing official blog

Result of Super GT International Series Malaysia (Sepang Circuit)
*1. Hatsune Miku Good Smile BMW 2'08"488
*3. Ika Musume Ferrari 2'09"511
10, Evangelion Test-01 Shiden -'--"---
12. Mach GoGoGo RD320R 2'12"054

Source: Auto Sport Web

20 of 46 Comments Recent Comments

I see.
yay for the Miku car, and Ika car?

Jun 20, 2011 12:40 PM by Hakoshi

FOE-tan said:
They could adapt it to be a touring or rally car. A lot of the cars used in those sports are based off consumer cars, but are completely gutted and adapted to perform well in races. For example, the cars in this year's WRC championship are based off the Ford Fiesta, the Citreon DS3 and the Mini Countryman, which are all consumer cars.


I'm well aware of that. And it would do well if it was a Corolla model from years past, some of which were indeed the basis for rally cars (Corolla Celica GT-FOUR). But the current Corolla... it's just a people mover designed to get you from point a to point b and little more, and I'm guessing the chassis is built with that in mind and so doesn't take well to upgrades. There are regulations in place for most racing series over how much you can modify the car from the production model, this is called homologation. When you see super high performance editions of cars, its often for this reason, to build a race car from it. Toyota used to be about fun affordable cars, it isn't anymore. The new Toyota is all about safety, efficiency, etc. fun isn't really part of the equation--where does a Supra fit into a brand that also sells the Prius? It doesn't--that's why they stopped making them. I doubt Toyota is going to make a Corolla with the necessary modifications to homologate for a race car, because it wouldn't fit the car or the company's current image. I also doubt a 3rd party will mod a (current) Corolla because it would be too much in terms of resources spent on the car to make it competitive.

It seems otaku are falling for Toyota's scheme with the Miku campaign hook line and sinker. Instead of actually making a car young people want to drive all they did was slap Miku on it. Now they have otaku going crazy for a totally lame snore inducing car for no good reason. I'm angry at Toyota for exploiting Miku like this.

Jun 20, 2011 11:02 AM by MadDogV2

Aversa said:
Not really a fan of putting Anime figures on a car.
In some cases it's a nice thing to see but on some cars it's just pure heresy.
What i mean is that some cars are best the way they are, about half a year ago i saw a picture of a Lancia Stratos in racing colors with some stickers on it from a eroge.
Which is just a waist of that car and i think those eroge stickers would be a needle in the eyes of every car fan out there.
Some cars should not be changed!
I also think car fans would not be happy to hear about that Ferrari with Ika Musume stickers either.

Well, some decals are just stick-ons and not really that hard to unveil, so I guess it shouldn't be that bad on the car.

Jun 20, 2011 9:35 AM by Zexu

Awesome news, hahah congratz

Jun 20, 2011 9:31 AM by Yorozuya-GIN

Pretty nice looking BMW. Good job Miku! =D

Jun 20, 2011 7:44 AM by Onyxthegreat

As expected from Miku!

Jun 20, 2011 4:45 AM by darkquach

She made it! HURRAY!!!

Jun 19, 2011 11:03 PM by HyperCobaltMax

Woot! Woot! Miku for the win!! xD

Jun 19, 2011 9:54 PM by zenith_kim94

Congrats! usually dont care about car racing but if anime characters would appear more often id totally watch!

Jun 19, 2011 9:03 PM by ajak60

I need an Ika Musume Ferrari.

Jun 19, 2011 7:50 PM by Malware

I can see it now; a Miku wrapped spaceship racing through space against other, completely normal and plain spaceships. And winning.

Jun 19, 2011 6:17 PM by Gone__Forever__

My 98 Civic can smash that thing in a race.

Just sayin.

Jun 19, 2011 5:19 PM by FoolishBandit

Whoa, wait.... Ika gets a Ferrari model? And it got 3rd place?!

Jun 19, 2011 5:16 PM by Shobster

lol awesome, good job Ika and Miku!

Jun 19, 2011 4:32 PM by Zeream

FOE-tan said:
MadDogV2 said:
FOE-tan said:
That only problem with that is that the Miku car wasn't a Toyota Corolla.
Algazero said:
thats freaking awesome. but why wasn't it a toyota corrola?
ayeyosteven said:
It's gonna be the Corolla next.


You say that as if the current gen Corolla has a chance at winning any kind of motorsport.
They could adapt it to be a touring or rally car. A lot of the cars used in those sports are based off consumer cars, but are completely gutted and adapted to perform well in races. For example, the cars in this year's WRC championship are based off the Ford Fiesta, the Citreon DS3 and the Mini Countryman, which are all consumer cars.


yes jdm people gut civics. lul so it can happen!

Jun 19, 2011 4:12 PM by guantanamobay

lol crazy

Jun 19, 2011 3:35 PM by Mr_Gutts

character cars got 1st and 3rd, awesome.

wasn't there a haruhi car too? did it tank?

Jun 19, 2011 12:51 PM by ShadowGilgamesh

MadDogV2 said:
FOE-tan said:
That only problem with that is that the Miku car wasn't a Toyota Corolla.
Algazero said:
thats freaking awesome. but why wasn't it a toyota corrola?
ayeyosteven said:
It's gonna be the Corolla next.


You say that as if the current gen Corolla has a chance at winning any kind of motorsport.
They could adapt it to be a touring or rally car. A lot of the cars used in those sports are based off consumer cars, but are completely gutted and adapted to perform well in races. For example, the cars in this year's WRC championship are based off the Ford Fiesta, the Citreon DS3 and the Mini Countryman, which are all consumer cars.

Jun 19, 2011 12:36 PM by Rosa_FOEtida

Not really a fan of putting Anime figures on a car.
In some cases it's a nice thing to see but on some cars it's just pure heresy.
What i mean is that some cars are best the way they are, about half a year ago i saw a picture of a Lancia Stratos in racing colors with some stickers on it from a eroge.
Which is just a waist of that car and i think those eroge stickers would be a needle in the eyes of every car fan out there.
Some cars should not be changed!
I also think car fans would not be happy to hear about that Ferrari with Ika Musume stickers either.

Jun 19, 2011 12:22 PM by Aversa

FOE-tan said:
That only problem with that is that the Miku car wasn't a Toyota Corolla.
Algazero said:
thats freaking awesome. but why wasn't it a toyota corrola?
ayeyosteven said:
It's gonna be the Corolla next.


You say that as if the current gen Corolla has a chance at winning any kind of motorsport.

Jun 19, 2011 12:14 PM by MadDogV2