The cars of Speed Racer: Type D

The Type D is another T-180 that gets very little screen time, in spite of having a “named” driver and a presence in the video game tie-in. A big, blocky monster of a car, the Type D is underwritten by Ekpyrosis/Mutafed, one of the underhanded ‘evil’ corporations in the movie. The main car is driven by Nitro Venderhoss, who can briefly be seen pinning the Mach 6 against the wall at the start of the Grand Prix, seconds before Speed takes out a whole pack of vehicles. Several other Type D’s can be seen during the Grand Prix.The Type D gets a mention in the DVD bonus feature “Supercharged”, where it is one of ten or so vehicles from the movie showcased in a mockumentary (or machumentary, if you will) about the cars of the World Racing League. It did not, however, get a Hot Wheels. A pity, as anything with a skull probably would have sold pretty well.

Type D Race Car Numbers sighted: 31

3 thoughts on “The cars of Speed Racer: Type D

  1. His name is actually spelled as nitro Venderhoss… And I actually see Zoomishi in the first picture its on the right of Type A and Type D.. You can only see the back..

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  2. Ha — just realized that the DVD’s own documentary spelled the character’s name wrong. Not a lot of quality control on the final product, I’m afraid … then again, I think by this point Warner Bros. had completely given up on anything to do with Speed Racer…

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