In Japan, it is not uncommon for anime and manga characters to adorn planes, trains, and pretty much any mode of transportation that can have marketing slapped onto it. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that Hatsune Miku has been appearing on designs of the race car Super GT since 2008 in collaboration with Good Smile Racing.
However, it may come as a surprise to find out that a compilation CD of promotional songs for this collaboration has been released. Hatsune Miku GT Project Theme Song Collection features 19 tracks, including the 2010 Super GT theme song “Little Wings” and the 2011 theme song “Winning Road”.
Full track list:
01. Winning Road ver2.0
03. Motor Drive
04. DRIVE ME
05. 喧騒を抜け静寂 (Kensou wo nuke seijaku)
06. Winning Road
07. Little Wings ～MIKU GT Edition～
08. その先の向こうへ (Sono saki no mukou he)
09. Fall Down
10. PASSIONATE HEART ver.G.S.R
11. HATSUNE 911
12. Vivid Sky
13. 流線型のノスタルジィ (Ryuusenkei no NOSTALGIE)
14. Blue Max Warrior ～撃墜王～ (Blue Max Warrior Gekitsuiou)
15. Set and Go!! -with Advanced Rhythm- [Enhanced Mix]
16. EXHAUST BEAT
17. ♪わたしのエメラルド (Watashi no EMERALD)
18. 大空ドライブ (Oozora DRIVE)
19. Stop and Go
As marketing strategies go, it’s a pretty clever idea, as the success of the CD should grow with the success of the race car.