USA Today have posted the first image of the Mach 5 car from Warner Bros. upcoming Speed Racer movie, based on the 1960s television cartoon series.

Movie Picture

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Based on the classic 1960s series created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida that later was retooled for North American audiences, the big-screen film will follow the adventures of the young race car driver Speed in his quest for glory in his thundering gadget-laden vehicle, Mach 5. The movie will feature other characters from the show, including Speed's family and his mysterious archrival, Racer X.

Speed Racer arrives in theatres on May 9th, 2008 and stars Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, Matthew Fox, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman and Kick Gurry.