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Japan's most popular car racing series,
Expansion this season will heighten the excitement

SUPER GT, as the most popular category of motor sports in Japan This year marks the 19th season in the long life of the series. At the circuits where the cars, drivers and teams pit their speed and strength against each other, With almost 500,000 spectators attending the races annually, This year, the number of cars and the number of models competing will increase, and it is expected that this will add to the overall excitement.


Racing machines in the pursuit of speed
Cars racing in SUPER GT have the same cockpit shape, headlights, tail lamps, front grill, and in the case of the GT-Rs the same door knobs as the road vehicles available for sale to the public, but internal parts like the engines, transmissions, and suspension systems are all those of true racing cars. To make them lighter the car's chasses are constructed from carbon fibre rather than sheet metal, and all superfluous accessories like audio systems have been removed in the pursuit greater lightness - and thus more speed.


Two classes separated by horsepower
SUPER GT cars are divided into 2 classes according to how much power is generated by their engines. In the GT500 class engines produce up to 500hp, and apart from Nissan other entrants include production teams from carmakers such as Toyota and Honda. GT300-class cars generate up to 300hp and include private teams running cars aside from Japanese-made cars like Nissan, Toyota, Honda and Subaru, many foreign sports cars such as Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Audi also compete.