In the new century, race machines that are equipped with complex computer systems are called Cyber Formula. Hayato Kazami, while delivering a new cyber machine to the team Sugo, gets ambushed by an unknown organization trying to steal this new machine named Asurada. Unknowingly, Hayato climbed aboard Asurada and drove it to safety, but now, no one can drive Asurada. Together with Asurada, Hayato must take on the challenge of being the youngest driver of the Grand Prix in order to preserve the dream of team Sugo. Now, Hayato must face the challenge of winning the Grand Prix, while uncovering the true intention of the mysterious organization trying to steal Asurada.
18 year-old Takumi has been delivering tofu for his father's shop since he was 13, learning to drive fast in all weather conditions. One night he is seen racing down the mountain by Keisuke, one of the best amateur racers in Japan. Quickly overtaken by Takumi, Keisuke vows to challenge the White Hachi Roku and discover the mystery behind its driver's skills.
Although Initial D is more about street racing than Cyber Formula, it has the same feel. In both anime the characters really grow on you and while they race their cars you can't help but root for them to win.