It's too bad that the Super GT series from Japan doesn't have wider availability in the US. It's full of recognizable cars and consistently high-quality racing, but it's not widely covered. A new video from GT Channel sheds some much-needed light on this less well-known motorsport and shows just how exciting it can be.

The video highlights the second round of the Super GT season at Fuji Speedway. It blends lots of super slow-motion cinematography with augmented-reality-esque graphics to provide more details to viewers. They also interview the drivers for their perspective on the series, including former Formula One pilot Vitantonio Liuzzi who drives a Honda NSX in the series.

The one thing that the video doesn't do well is explaining much about the series for newbies. Super GT is split into two classes, which race simultaneously. The GT500 class uses the same chassis and aerodynamics regulations as DTM in Germany, but the engines are all 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinders. This year the teams can choose between the Lexus RC, Honda NSX and Nissan GT-R. There is also the slower GT300 class with a mix of FIA GT3 cars and other entries like a Honda CR-Z, Toyota Prius and Subaru BRZ. Scroll down to watch a new perspective on this somewhat obscure motorsport.



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      sp33dklz
      • 7 Months Ago
      It absolutely blows my mind that WRC, SuperGT, and V8 Supercar racing is not that popular in the US. I just don't see the lure to NASCAR, for any reason at all.
        StephenT
        • 7 Months Ago
        @sp33dklz
        I watch every V8 Supercar race live late at night, every WEC race live often early in the mornings or late at night depending on where in the world they are, and tons of other road racing series but I can't remember the last time I watched any part of a NASCAR race. And I live in the south, right in NASCAR territory.
        11fiveoh
        • 7 Months Ago
        @sp33dklz
        Easy to watch, drunk while yelling at your cousin/wife.
        Shahul X
        • 7 Months Ago
        @sp33dklz
        I don't either... but I think it's what your brought up to like. I love Formula 1... I'll watch DTM from time to time or WRC or rallyX... but meh... you like what you like.....
      miketim1
      • 7 Months Ago
      That Lexus is badass.
      11fiveoh
      • 7 Months Ago
      Man, I wanna be a race car driver..
      GT_fan626
      • 7 Months Ago
      Hands down one of the best series in world.
      CarCrazy24
      • 7 Months Ago
      Love the Lexus RC, looks great in racing duds.
        Lachmund
        • 7 Months Ago
        @CarCrazy24
        i agree...unfortunately only in racing duds.
      Brian Gillespie
      • 7 Months Ago
      You realize the complete races are available on Youtube don't you?
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