According to Rocket Punch, a deal has been struck with Warner Bros. to allow Speed Racer to compete against an actual Japanese racing team--Autobacs Racing Team Aguri. (You know, the mortal enemies of the Decepticacs Racing Team.) In Japan, I wonder if this is equivalent to saying the 1992 Chicago Bulls will be the rival for a Harlem Globetrotters movie. I like to think so.
More angles of the plastic car are under the cut.
Thanks for the tip, Wendy.
Japanese racing team to appear as main rival in Speed Racer [Rocket Punch]