Meet Speed Racer's rivals!

Ah, product placement. Don’t ya just love it? Us neither usually, but this looks like something cool.

Thanks to a deal, the pedal-pounding rivals that Emile Hirsch’s Speed will be driving against in the Warners’ Speed Racer is an actual Japanese racing team.

And while the Wachowski brothers have plumped for a futuristic, cartoon (and hallucinogen)-fuelled romp, the Autobacs Racing Team Aguri (or ARTA for short), and that participates in the Japanese Super GT series, would seem to fit right in.

For more details and plenty more pretty pics head to the Rocketpunch Autoblog .

Source: ( Rocketpunch Autoblog )