Japanese Super GT racing is the equivalent to NASCAR here in the US, fans flock to famous racetracks with names like Fuji and Suzuka. They arive in large droves just to watch their favorite car and driver compete to be the first to cross the finish line. While the cars raced in Japan are purpouse built just like the 200 MPH go fast and turn left machines that come from the garages of Charlotte, the vehicles of the once defunct Japanese Grad Touring Car Championship are allowed to vary, but most importantly, they resemble their road going counterparts. Super GT is split into two classes: GT500 is for the big guns and allows domestic automakers like Nissan, Lexus and Honda to campaign everything from the mighty GT-R running a factory engine block to a curb climbing working prototype for the next generation NSX super car.
Meanwhile, the GT300 category opens things up and allows fans to witness race prepped versions of their favorite hybrid (Honda CR-Z and Toyota Prius) going wheel to wheel with GT3 greats like the Audi R8, Porsche 911 and the Lamborghini Gallardo; not to mention everyones favorite affordable sports car, the Subaru BRZ. However, the best part of the Japanese Super GT philosophy, is that thanks to a global outreach, winning on sunday means that you might be able to sell anywhere in the world on monday, not just at home.