Tokyo Xtreme Racer, known as Shutokō Battle (首都高バトル) in Japan and Tokyo Highway Challenge in Europe, is a series of racing/driving video games begun on the Sega Dreamcast and spreading to other platforms, notably PS2.
First released in 1999, the game was one of the first mission-based racing games, featuring a wide variety of Japanese cars and purchasable parts as the player progresses through rivals. The next three games Tokyo Xtreme Racer 2 (2000), Tokyo Xtreme Racer: Zero (2001), and Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3 (2003), take place on Tokyo Highways. The next two games for PlayStation 2, Tokyo Xtreme Racer: Drift (a prequel) and Tokyo Xtreme Racer: Drift 2 (a sequel), took place in the mountains of Japan.
Source: Wikipedia, "Tokyo Xtreme Racer", available under the CC-BY-SA License.