The origins of the Shogun GT team lie in a tuning shop for road cars. In the early 2000's, Shogun Tuning Shop was based in the poor neighborhoods of Tokyo and tuned cars for poor customers, using a small team of passionate mechanics and painters who did not count their hours. For a long time in the shadow of the big tuners such as Mine's, C-West, Ameymia and Ralliart, Shogun has been rising over the years to compete with these giants.
Between 2010 and 2015, STS won several events, including Formula D, with prepared Nissan models bearing the Imperial flag, which caused a stir - as the performance of their GTRs was so close to what the high-flying competition could offer. Shogun Tuning Shop closed its doors in 2015 and officially became Shogun GT, aiming at road courses and international competitions. For the occasion, Aaron Deepneau - one of STS's best customers prior to its inception - joined the team as a driver and co-manager, through an acquisition of nearly 30 percent of the company's shares.