This year marked the second year JPM Motorsport handled the SuperGT at Sepang International Circuit. And keeping with last year’s tradition, the car parade made its appearance once again and this time with the aim to beat last year’s record on the number of cars participating. Last weekend saw more than 600 sports cars of various makes being paraded along the main straight of SIC and it was a magnificent sight. Fotografia de Lyzard arrived under the Awesome Powered banner with his Rocket Bunny-kitted S13 leading a pack of Murcielago SVs. The car’s pearlescent pink paint-job glimmers under the sunlight making it a unique sight among cars with ‘regular’ paintjobs.
As Lyzard got his rig ready, the amount of cars of began to build up.
A boot-ful of photography rig by Lyzard, helmet is optional.
As soon as the rig is ready and configured, it was time for some test shots before the Lyzard is let loose into the wild.
The participating drivers and cars were not only from around Kuala Lumpur, but some came from as far as Singapore and neighbouring Thailand. The Blue Jackets Society were joined by Thailand’s Supercar Phuket 77 group as well as many other car clubs from supercars to JDMs. An eclectic mix of cars would only whet the appetite of any car enthusiast toting digital cameras and with that flood the social media with awesome images of the gathering.
The Car Parade ran concurrently with the Pit Walk and while the cars were getting lined up at the main straight, the GT Queens were busy posing for photographers at the front of the team pits.
People were busy snapping up pictures and ogling at the cars and GT Queens, this lone Renault Megane RS 250 Cup car sat quietly near the pit exit undisturbed.
The Car Parade was headed by a collection of supercars, totalling millions of Ringgit. I’d be happy to have only one of them, let alone all of them in my garage.
At the front of the pack is this Porsche 911 (997) from Singapore had a discreet LED police lights which would make an awesome police highway cruiser.
This striking Lamborghini Gallardo came all the way from the sandy beaches on the island paradise of Phuket to bask in the sun on the black tarmac of Sepang International Circuit. That is what I call commitment and passion.
The head honcho of the Blue Jackets Society came with his Porsche 996 GT3RS which had graced this website before. Stunning under the sun, this is the epitome of Porsche 911s in Malaysia, well used and awesomely fast.
Black, white or orange? Porsches are popular and admittedly I’m a bit biased because I’m a fan.
After Porsches, the rage of the Italian bulls were insatiable. There were a couple of Murcielago SVs as well as Gallardos at the parade. This green Superleggera also came all the way from Thailand as part of the Supercar Phuket 77 group.
Meet the SV, one of the SVs around that day.
How about a matte black SV? The Dark Knight would be proud.
This orange SV is closely guarded by the Prancing Horses…
…so not to be disturbing the pearlescent white big brother, the Aventador.
Rotaries came with full force; both FD3S RX-7 and RX-8s came in a large convoy earlier that day.
Fresh as f*ck, ’nuff said.
This might not tickle everyone’s fancy, but unique nonetheless. It’s a Mazda RX-8 with a Reventón-esque bodykit.
There were even open-top racers, the Westfields. Three of these demo cars made the appearance after their soft-launch at SIC a couple of months ago. But the best is yet to come. My friend and Awesome Powered’s contributor Eu Jin Chan had a surprise up his sleeve.
As I headed back to the Media Centre, Eu Jin showed me this awesome die-cast replica of the JGTC Group A Taisan BNR32 GT-R which was driven by the legendary Keiichi Tsuchiya and chairman of GT-Association, the organisers of SuperGT from 1993 to 2007, Kunimitsu Takahashi. It is a limited edition model, #2590 of 5000 units worldwide but more importantly, signed by Keiichi Tsuchiya himself that weekend. Jealousy mode is permanently on LOL.
Next, we’ll be looking at the pitwalk, gridwalk and the race itself. Stay tuned for more of SuperGT Rd3 at Sepang!
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