Since the 2008 season, different teams in the Super GT racing received their sponsorship under Good Smile Racing, and turned their cars to Vocaloid-related artwork.
Racing Miku DesignEdit
Hatsune Miku's design has been adapted into a Racing Queen version for each seasons since 2010. The designs are offically acknowledged as "Racing Miku" (レーシングミク) derivative and are based on Miku's attire.
The 2009 derivative is the only version of the Racing Miku derivatives which did not have an official illustration featured based on her, though it was featured in merchandise for that season. The unveiling of the Racing Miku derivatives only became a feature from the 2010 season onwards. All merchandise related to Good Smile Racing featuring Miku prior to the 2010 season, with the exception of the 2009 Racing Miku figurine, features Miku in her normal attire.
The 2008 season remains the only season where other Crypton Future Media Vocaloids (Kagamine Rin \ Len) on a Good Smile Racing related car.
In 2013, Miku also was featured with racing outfit in the Isle of Man motor cycling race, for this race Team Mirari were sponsored. Miku also recieved a "Sepang" version showing bare toned skin as part of showing good health and promoting the design as "the Angel of summer".
Racing Queen vers.Edit
In addition to the Racing Miku design, the "Racing Queens" (レースクイーン ) found around the pit stops pre/post race also wear a manufactured version of the outfit.
- Studie, which participated in the 2008 with a BMW Z4 E86.
- Studie also used Miku's image in the 2009 seasons with BMW Z4 E86.
- Team COX, participating in the 2010 season, which used a Porsche 996 GT3 RSR and a Porsche 997 GT3-R. Their car used Racing Miku (an official Hatsune Miku derivative, wearing an orange race queen suit) as their image.
- For the 2011 season GSR & Studie with TeamUKYO used Miku's image on their BMW E89 Z4 GT3 team car.
Team MOLA, using a Nissan 350Z, and they received sponsors on the final race in Fuji in the 2008 season. Images of Kagamine Rin and Len was added on their original colorings. The Fuji round, in fact, is the first FIA race to feature two unique itasha cars competing in a single race.
Another CD was released in 2013.
- Maker Hikōshiki Hatsune Mix references the sponsorship of BMW in chapter 11 where Miku comments how the design is "uncute" and desired to design something more appealing.
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- ↑ ""4代目"ミク号はZ4 GT3! 谷口＆右京SDが新加入 ["4th" Car of Hatsune Miku Is Z4 GT3! Taniguchi and Ukyō SD Newly Join the Team]" (in Japanese). Autosport. February 6, 2011. http://as-web.jp/news/info.php?c_id=2&no=31846. Retrieved February 7, 2011.
- ↑ "The Rumored No. 808 Hatsune Miku Studie Glad BMW Z4 Latest News" (in Japanese). Super GT.net. August 18, 2008. http://ww2.supergt.net/gtcgi/prg/NList02.dll/Code?No=NS010942&List=13. Retrieved August 21, 2008.
- ↑ "Itasha storm in Super GT. Report of Final Race at Mt. Fuji (Page 3)" (in Japanese). ASCII. November 11, 2008. http://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/187/187441/index-3.html. Retrieved November 16, 2008.
- ↑ "Itasha storm in Super GT. Report of Final Race at Mt. Fuji (page 2)" (in Japanese). ASCII. November 11, 2008. http://ascii.jp/elem/000/000/187/187441/index-2.html. Retrieved November 16, 2008.
- ↑ "2008 Super GT Champions". Super GT. November 11, 2008. http://supergt.net/supergt/2008/08series/index_e.htm. Retrieved November 16, 2008.
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