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Speed Racer's Mach 5 Race Car Revealed!

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May 31, 2007
Source: USA Today

After much hype and only talk, the first photo revealing the Mach 5 from The Wachowski Brother's Speed Racer has hit, and it looks like a beauty! Revealed in USA Today as well as below here, the car is essentially rendered CGI, but not in a Shrek/Pixar way, as you can certainly see. Without any need for further introduction, here is Speed Racer's Mach 5 race car in all its full glory!

Speed Racer's Mach 5

Emile Hirsch, who stars as Speed Racer, commented on the car, saying that the Wachowski's hit it dead on.

"My first thought was, 'Yeah, they got the car right,' " he says. "That's one of the best things about the show, so it was always going to be one of the most important parts of the movie."

In case you haven't been following very closely, we've been excited for this since they announced it, following its progression and casting announcements. According to producer Joel Silver, the film will, "be very bright, very family-friendly. And it will have great effects like The Matrix, just with the car."

One thing they're not going to do in CGI is Chim Chim the chimpanzee, the family pet. Just like the other actors, he'll be real, too. Speed Racer is still aiming for a May 9th, 2008 release, and I'm sure we'll see plenty of updates over the next year as the film is currently shooting in Germany as we speak.

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Reader Feedback - 12 Comments

1

[...] In case you missed it, a picture of the Mach 5 - Speed Racer’s awesome race car - have been released for the upcoming live action Speed Racer movie, which is due out next summer. Here’s a little [...]

Automotive Blogger » Blog Archive » Somebody is doing a great job with Speed Racer on Jun 1, 2007

2

Where are the rear wings??????????. You know the ones that go on top of the rear fenders. Are they planning on adding them on later for the movie or are we going to have an eagle with no tail? Other than that it looks good, but it would look suberb with the wings. Henry Gavina

Henry Gavina on Jun 10, 2007

3

my homies painted this car

Adrian on Jul 10, 2007

4

I am a fan of Emile Hirsch's work, so I'm looking forward to seeing this film.

Michelle on Jul 22, 2007

5

WHO MADE THE CAR ??? I wanna know who made this car. It's bue-Tee-full

Lord God Almighty 003 on Jul 30, 2007

6

that is some owesome car! i think i'd want that type of car!

Triple AAA on Nov 9, 2007

7

what upcoming movie does this car appear in?

petersquire on Feb 6, 2008

8

anyone know where i can get one of these? seriously.

Devon on May 15, 2008

9

Ok, So when is someone going to make replica parts so we can build this thing?!?!? I think it would fit nicely with my Pontiac Solstice as a donor car....

BAKnight on Jun 4, 2008

10

If mach 6 and mach 5 is true the creator of speed racer is so cool

ivan on Sep 29, 2010

11

When I first saw the Mach 5 for the live action movie, I thought it was cool that they had retained the design. I just wished that they didn't rename it to the Mach 6 so that the pun with the original Japanese title of the series remains. Anyways, the design's awesome!

Kevyn Hagemann on May 10, 2011

12

I am a big fan of Speed Racer, it sure brings back memories seeing this car again. From what I remember in the dubbed version of the animated series, they talk really fast that it's almost impossible to understand; and I always loved the part where Speed is driving with Mach 5, and oh, the memories.

Nicole Vickers on May 20, 2011

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