The people behind
in Japan clearly have some friends in high places. Not only did they manage to shutdown eight kilometers of the
Turnpike up the Hakone mountain, but they invited some of the country's premiere racers to take a drive up the hill. This wasn't just a Sunday cruise either. Featuring a
series, a classic
, two flavors of
and two takes on the
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
, these guys came ready to run.
When an opportunity to let racecars challenge a curvy mountain road presents itself, you don't squander it. Thankfully, the folks at
knew that and outfitted the course with a plethora of cameras and high-quality sound equipment to capture the action.
The result is nothing short of sublime. Take the video's urging to turn up your speakers for this one, and watch as these racers hit ludicrous speeds in a beautiful place never meant for them.