Last year, Netflix expanded into the world of original automotive content with the show Fastest Car, which profiles automotive enthusiasts of different types and pits them against each other in a race using their own vehicles.
The streaming video service must have received a good response to Fastest Car, because it’s now expanding its original automotive content with a new show called Hyperdrive.
Hyperdrive essentially sounds like American Ninja Warrior or Wipeout with cars. Contestants, who Netflix claims are “street racers”, will attempt to complete an obstacle course in specially prepared vehicles.
Based on the video embedded above, which comes from a fabrication company that worked on the set of Hyperdrive last year, we’d say the obstacles courses remind us of the old Fear Factor sets that involved car stunts. Some of the obstacles include large jumps, cars swinging from chains and a massive teeter totter.
The video also shows some of the cars that will be used on set, which include a second-generation Chevrolet Camaro and a Ford Mustang. The cars will be complete with roll cages and other safety equipment, of course.
Netflix’s description for Hyperdrive, which is already listed on the streaming service with a scheduled debut date of August 21, is as follows:
“Elite street racers from around the world test their limits in supercharged custom cars on the biggest, baddest automotive obstacle course ever built.”
The show is produced by Charlize Theron, oddly, and will also star Rutledge Wood (of Top Gear USA fame), Mike Hill and Michael Bisping as co-hosts.
If you like cars, reality TV and over-the-top Hollywood-style stunts, Hyperdrive may just be worth checking out. And as an added bonus, it seems it will feature some interesting GM metal here and there, as well.