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Captain Terror is the leader of the infamous Car Acrobatic Team. He and the other members develop an early hatred for Speed Racer and the Mach 5 during the Big Alpine Race. Although his car is unammed Captain Terror's Car is a formidible racing machine with a skilled driver behind the wheel. Captain Terror's Car is red with yellow highlights and is number 11.Sonic "Boom Boom" Renaldi in the movie. It is number 33, and sponsered by Codelian Autonomics.
Replica Mach 5
The replica of the Mach 5 that was made by a man called Cumulus, to frame Speed for robbery in the episode "Mach 5 vs. Mach 5" The plan backfires when he is caught and put into jail. The Replica Mach 5 also had a Mismo Beam under it's hood. The fate of the car after this episode is unknown...Grey Ghost in the movie. Although never actually seen, various media hints that the Fumee can turn invisible. The car has overall great acceleration, but poor stats everywhere else. The car's number is 23 but the '3' is reversed showing the symbol 2E, representing the company Ecran Etablissement.
In the Speed Racer (1967) series the GRX is a car named after its revolutionary prototype engine. Its sleek and fashionable body hides a fearsome car that has even taken the lives of several test drivers. The car is yellow in the anime, gold in it's various diecast versions, and purple with gold highlights in the film. It is first introduced in the episode The Fastest Car on Earth (Part 1). In the Speed Racer Film the GRX is driven by Royalton Industries top driver Jack "Cannonball" Taylor. In the WRL Grand Prix it is outfitted with an illegal "spear hook" but until then had no other non-standard modifications. In the Speed Racer Film it is number 66.
The Hangul is Taejo Togokhan's racer. Built by his fathers company, Togokahn Motors, The Hangul is the car Taejo used in the Casa Cristo. The Hangul is not officially named in the Speed Racer Film but is named in Speed Racer The Videogame. In both media however, Taejo Togokhan's car is red, with black dragon "tattoos", and is number 77.
The Hydrophiidae is Snake Oiler's T-180. Unlike his rally car used in the Casa Cristo the Hydrophiidae is only seen a handful of times in the Speed Racer Film. It is however a playable car in Speed Racer The Videogame. The Hydrophiidae is number 12, and is sponsored by the Hydra-cell racing tream.
The Mach 1 is the first car Pops Racer built and was driven by his eldest son, Rex Racer until it was destroyed in a horrible crash. Furious, Pops chastized his son, saying he did not have the experience he needed to be a good race car driver. The Mach 1 is car number 1. The car looks like a cross of the Mach 5 and the Shooting Star.
In the Speed Racer Film the Mach 4 was the race car originally belonging to Rex Racer. With it, Rex broke the track record at Thunderhead, a record which stands only to be challenged by his younger brother, Speed Racer. The Mach 4 is car number 4.
Driven by Speed Racer himself, the Mach 5 was outfitted with a futuristic arsenal of special devices that gave it that "winning edge" so it could win the race, Go,Speed Racer,Go!. The Mach 5 has looked the same ever since it first appeared (except for Speed Racer: The Next Generation because the car had to be re-built). Obviously, it is car number 5. In Speed Racer - The Next Generation the Car was later re-built into the Mach 6.
In the Speed Racer Film the Mach 6 is a state of the art T-180 racing car driven by Speed Racer in the World Racing League. After the "accident" during the Fuji Helexicon race Speed, Pops, Sparky and family are left to build a new one from scratch to race in the WRL Grand Prix. The car used in the Speed Racer Film was designed to look like an Indy car or Formula 1 racer. A completely different car, also called the Mach 6, appears in Speed Racer - The Next Generation, and is driven by Speed Racer, Jr.
Better described as a mammoth train, this car was introduced in the original Speed Racer (1967) episode The Race Against the Mammoth Car (Part 1). Armed to the teeth and even more surprisingly, made of stolen gold bars that were melted down into the shape of a large car, The Mammoth Car was entered into a cross country race in an effort by Cruncher Block to smuggle its gold chasis out of the country. The car was finally put out of commision with the help of Speed Racer, Spritle Racer, and Chim Chim. In the Speed Racer Film hommage is paid to The Mammoth Car as the truck holding Taejo Togokhan is owned and is the mobile base for Cruncher Block, a "Fixer" for hire, and features several of the same defenses as in the original episode.
The mysterious Melange was named after a horse ridden by the legendary Napolean. First seen in the episode Race for Revenge (Part 1). The Melange was used by Flash Marker Jr. to avenge the death of his father, and former driver of the Melange, Flash Marker. The Melange is number "X3" but during the Danger Pass Race it shows its number simply as 3. The Melange can be remotely controlled and the number displayed on the car can even be switched with the push of a button.
The Shooting Star is Racer X's car, colored bright yellow with a black front bumper and numbered 9 on the hood and sides. The car's engine is located in the back, and it is a very agile machine, often displaying abilities akin to and above those of the Mach Five. Many of its high-tech features allowed Racer X to keep an eye on Speed Racer, who is his younger brother. In later comics written by Tommy Yune, Rex acquires the car that he names "Shooting Star" from Prince Kabala of Kapetapek. During his time training with the royal leader, Rex is informed that he is the ninth student of Kabala, hence the number 9. Rex also builds other cars numbered 9 with similar paint schemes and names them variants like "Falling Star".
In the 2008 film adaptation, the car makes an appearance but is not named. The car features weapons like machine guns mounted above the cockpit and under the chassis. In addition to this car, Racer X also drives a car built for the competitions in the film, a T180. This car was named the "Augury" in the film's video game. Like Racer X's unnamed street car, it features a number 9 and has the black and yellow color scheme, with a large black "X" on the front bumper. The T180 only makes one appearance in the film, when Racer X competes to protect Speed in the Fuji race after he has rejected Royalton's offer.
This car is driven by Nitro Venderhoss, and sponsered by Ekpyrosis. It's name is only given in the Speed Racer videogame.
Snake Oiler's car first appears in episode 9 "The Most Dangerous Race (Part 1)". Snake Oiler drives as a member of The Car Acrobatic Team and his car features unique retracting wing-like modifications to get better distance and maneuverability on acrobatic maneuvers. Speed Racer accepts Snake Oiler's challenge to participate in the "Big Alpine Race". Late in the race as Snake seems headed for sure victory, Speed catches up to his opponent and warns Snake that his car is leaking oil. Snake ignores Speed, and his car explodes. Snake Oiler escapes but swears revenge on Speed Racer. In both the anime and the film, Snake Oiler's car is number 12.
The TRX-Rod, Trixie's T-180 racer never appears in the Speed Racer Film nor the original Speed Racer (1967) series, but instead as a playable character in Speed Racer The Videogame. Taking place 1 year after the movie ends, Trixie decides to also compete in the World Racing League. Trixie shows her racing prowess in the Speed Racer Film when she drives in Taejo Togokhan's place during the Casa Cristo 5000 race, when he falls victim to an assassin's poison. The TRX-Rod is number 7.