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Want to get the scoop on future car products, especially from Japan? Then check out Podspeed from GTChannel, where hosts Sam Mitani, James McKeone and Taro Koki speculate and reveal the latest secrets from the world's foremost car makers.

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Want to get the scoop on future car products, especially from Japan? Then check out Podspeed from GTChannel, where hosts Sam Mitani, James McKeone and Taro Koki speculate and reveal the latest secrets from the world's foremost car makers.

    Jordan Greer gtplanet on Sony's Gran Turismo 7, eRacing, Scoops on a new Civic Type R and more!

    Jordan Greer gtplanet on Sony's Gran Turismo 7, eRacing, Scoops on a new Civic Type R and more!

    Jordan Greer is the founder of gtplanet, a major website in the eRacing world and especially famous for covering and creating an online community for Sony/Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo franchise for over 20 years. Jordan has also been a commentator for live Gran Turismo events in the past. We asked him how he got started and even some of his favorite cars in the game. His story on the first time he met the creator of Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi is definitely not to be missed. 
    Sam reports on a new Civic Type R in the works and renderings from Best Car on the new Z car. 
    James gives us the skinny on the new livery of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas, eSports and his review of the Volkswagen Passat 2L turbo SEL. 
    Taro introduces a new Altezza drift car video hosted by Robbie Nishida and shows off the new GTChannel.com website with micro-moments full integration. 

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Megan Leatham Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, Lexus LC Coupe & New Toyota 86 Renderings - Podspeed #21

    Megan Leatham Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, Lexus LC Coupe & New Toyota 86 Renderings - Podspeed #21

    The Podspeed team interviews Megan Leatham, executive director of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hillclimb Presented by Gran Turismo. The good news is the race is still scheduled to happen this August. The bad news is the race will happen unfortunately without spectators. Megan explains in more detail about this decision and what's to come in the future from the 2nd oldest race in the United States. 
    James reviews the Lexus LC coupe. Sam reports on a new rendering of a 2021 Toyota 86. 

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Stephan Papadakis Import Drag Racing Legend and Champion Drifting Team Owner, New Nissan 400Z Podspeed #20

    Stephan Papadakis Import Drag Racing Legend and Champion Drifting Team Owner, New Nissan 400Z Podspeed #20

    -Our guest today Stephan Papadakis drove the fastest front wheel drive drag racing car back when import drag racing was taking off in the late 90's and early 2000's. His 9 and 8 second Civics are legendary and even displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. In the mid 2000's he transitioned to drifting and became a team owner and builder with Papadakis Racing. His team has won two Formula Drift championships with Tanner Foust behind the wheel and one championship with Fredric Aasbo. Stephan also has a successful YouTube channel where he showcases his masterful race car building techniques.
    -James McKeone reviews the Toyota Yaris. 
    -Sam Mitani reports on speculations of a new Nissan 400Z. 

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Podspeed #19 Guest Moe Durand from Lexus, Rumors on New Silvia S16

    Podspeed #19 Guest Moe Durand from Lexus, Rumors on New Silvia S16

    We welcome Lexus Communications Sr.Manager and friend of GTChannel, Mr.Moe Durand to our 19th episode of Podspeed. Sam also breaks the news on a potential new Nissan Silvia S16. James reviews the Kia Forte GT and Kia Niro EV. Taro shares the "PaperDrift" YouTube video from Stephan Papadakis, a new show on GTChannel called "Finally Legal" hosted by Justin Kaehler that reviews 25 year old cars eligible for importation to the US. Our first episode was on a 1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo II. GTChannel also just released a video interviewing the Drift King himself, Keiichi Tsuchiya on his personal Toyota AE86. 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Podspeed #18 Guest Ben Hsu Japanese Nostalgic Car

    Podspeed #18 Guest Ben Hsu Japanese Nostalgic Car

    Another lockdown edition via Zoom, we are joined by Ben Hsu co-founder of Japanese Nostalgic Car. Sam reports scoops on a Nissan Skyline sedan from Japan and a Yaris Crossover. James reviews the VW Golf and some drama on e-sports as Taro shares a few YouTube videos from the Honda Collection Hall and a Toyota + Japan McDonalds video featuring drift champions Nob Taniguchi and Daigo Saito. 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    How the GT-R got into Fast & Furious - Sean Morris Podspeed #17

    How the GT-R got into Fast & Furious - Sean Morris Podspeed #17

    In this special Podspeed lockdown edition, we speak with Sean Morris of Toprank Vehicle Imports. Toprank is the premiere GT-R importers in the United States as you have seen in some of our other videos. Sean was part of MotoRex, who were the original importers of the Nissan Skyline GT-R in the early 2000's. We talked to him about how he got into GT-Rs, about the rise and demise of MotoRex, what it was like to provide cars for the Fast & Furious franchise and more.
    Sam and James also review some cars including the Audi Q3 and a scoop on the new Subaru STI!

    • 1 hr 32 min

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