Streaming giant Netflix is prepping its first global original automotive series Fastest Car.
Produced by Condé Nast Entertainment and Large Eyes, each hour-long episode of the series will feature three heavily modified “sleeper” cars placed in a head-to-head race with one of the world’s most sought-after “supercars”.
Featured in the 8 x 60-minute series will be a 1971 Ford Pinto racing a Ferrari 488 GTB, powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 660 horsepower; and a 1984 Buick Grand National pitted against the McLaren MP4, housing a 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 horsepower.
Fastest Car launches worldwide in 190 countries on April 6.
“Netflix gives producers the opportunity and freedom to tell real stories in way that isn’t formulaic,” said Edgington, executive vice president, Condé Nast Entertainment Studios and series executive producer, in a statement. “This series is about people who have an incredible passion for sleeper cars and their passion and drive makes it rich for storytelling. Each episode is a compelling adventure into the world of backyard engineering in a way that is accessible to everyone.”