Super GT World is proud to share an exclusive in-depth look into Team Mach’s #5 Mach Syaken Toyota MC86, which will compete in the GT300 class of the Autobacs Super GT Series with young drivers Natsu Sakaguchi and Yuya Hiraki.
The Dome-constructed Toyota 86 MC is already a potent challenger in the GT300 class, with its reliable 4.5 litre GTA V8 engine, state-of-the-art carbon fibre monocoque, and supreme downforce from the bodyshell constructed by Dome Racing.
But some of the Mach Syaken MC86’s improvements in the off-season may be the talk of the Super GT paddock this year – radical and controversial innovations that push the envelope of race car development! What is it that makes this car a potential title contender in 2018?
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The Autobacs Super GT Series has been featured in Sony’s multi-million selling Gran Turismo franchise for two decades, with the exposure of their most popular cars owing to the growth in popularity in Super GT outside of Japan.
And for months since it was released, the latest installment of the series, Gran Turismo SPORT for the Playstation 4, has been beckoning for the return of contemporary GT500 cars that have been a staple of the franchise.
On Tuesday, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Polyphony Digital confirmed that the 2016 Lexus RC F GT500, the 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500, and the 2016 Honda NSX Concept-GT will be added to the game for free as part of the Version 1.15 update which will be available starting tomorrow, 29 March 2018.
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The final of the big three manufacturer fan festivals in Japan brings us back to Fuji Speedway, home circuit of the Toyota Motor Corporation, for the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival this Sunday.
It’s a celebration of Toyota’s successes across the world of motorsport – their winning return to the FIA World Rally Championship, a solid season in the World Endurance Championship, and of course, winning Japan’s two biggest championships – the Autobacs Super GT Series and the Japanese Super Formula Championship.
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The second of the big three manufacturer fan festivals in Japan is the Honda Racing Thanks Day, which will be held this weekend, on 3 December, at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.
Honda’s top stars from the Autobacs Super GT Series and the Japanese Super Formula Championship will be joined by top Honda riders from MotoGP and the world of Superbike racing, Formula 1 drivers Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne, WTCC drivers including Super GT legend Ryo Michigami, and the star of the show – Indianapolis 500 winner, Takuma Sato.
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