Fastest Car

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Fastest Car
Fastest Car (tv series).jpg
Poster
GenreReality television
Created byScott Weintrob
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Dawn Ostroff, Scott Weintrob, and Jeremy Finn
Running time43–52 minutes
Production company(s)Conde Nast Entertainment and Large Eyes
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseApril 6, 2018 (2018-04-06)
External links
Website

Fastest Car is a Netflix original series which premiered on April 6, 2018.[1] It is a reality-show where drivers of exotic supercars go up against sleeper cars in a quarter-mile drag race.[2] Supercars in the first season include a Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Huracán, Ford GT, Ferrari 488, Dodge Viper, and McLaren MP4.[3]

The series, which serves as Netflix's first global automotive series, was created by Scott Weintrob and produced by Conde Nast Entertainment and Large Eyes for the streaming service.[4][5]

Executive producers of the show include Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Dawn Ostroff, Scott Weintrob, and Jeremy Finn.[6]

On August 14, 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. The second season will launch sometime in 2019 and will feature seven episodes. Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Scott Weintrob, and Jeremy Finn will return as executive producers.[7]

Premise[edit]

In each episode, there are three sleeper cars going up against one supercar in a quarter-mile drag race. The winners of the first seven episodes get to move on to the championship at El Mirage dry lake bed.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

Episode Title Results
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
1 "David vs. Goliath" 1927 Dodge Hot Rod 2006 Ford GT 1964 Chevy C10 2014 Honda Odyssey
2 "Built Not Bought" 2016 Lamborghini Huracán 1946 Plymouth Coupe 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 1971 Ford Pinto
3 "Revenge" 1989 Ford Thunderbird 2016 Dodge Viper ACR-E 1992 Chevy S10 1979 Cadillac Coupe de ville
4 "King of the World"[note 1] 1992 Plymouth Colt 1984 Chevrolet C10 DSQ 1987 Chevrolet Camaro DSQ 2016 Lamborghini SV
5 "Racing Is My Drug"[note 2] 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass DNS 1983 Toyota Supra
6 "Motor City Mayhem"[note 3] 1994 GMC Sonoma 1984 Buick Grand National DSQ 2013 McLaren MP4 DSQ 1978 Chevy Van
7 "Electric vs. Gas"[note 4] 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV DNF 1973 Mazda RX-2 DNF 1972 Datsun 1200 (electric)

Supercars are in bold.

Championship (2018)[edit]

Episode Title Results
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th Place 7th Place
8 "Showdown at El Mirage" Lamborghini Huracán Ford Thunderbird Ferrari 488 GTB Dodge Hot Rod GMC Sonoma Plymouth Colt Dodge Ram 3500

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Lamborghini and Camaro jumped the line before the light hit green and were disqualified.
  2. ^ The Toyota Supra failed to start due to engine problems and never entered the race.
  3. ^ The McLaren and Chevy Van finished first and second, respectively, but were disqualified afterwards for conducting two burnouts before the start of the race. The rules clearly stated only one burnout was allowed before the race. The GMC Sonoma and Buick Grand National were, therefore, granted a second race seven days later with the GMC Sonoma winning.
  4. ^ The Datsun lost control at the start of the race and crashed into the RX-2 causing them both to go off the track, resulting in neither car finishing.

Production[edit]

Filming[edit]

Barstow-Daggett Airport in San Bernardino County, California served as the drag strip for episodes 1, 2, 5, and 7. Caddo Mills, Texas, was the filming location in episode 3. Calverton Executive Airpark in Calverton, New York, was used as the drag strip in episode 4. Coleman A. Young International Airport in Detroit, Michigan, was used as the drag strip in episode 6. El Mirage Lake dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert, within San Bernardino County, California, served as the drag strip for the championship in episode 8.[8]

Reception[edit]

Fastest Car currently holds a 72% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Money Can't Always Buy You Speed! Netflix's First Global Original Motor Series!". Netflix.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ Stumpf, Rob. "New Netflix Series Fastest Car Puts Super Builds Up Against Supercars". TheDrive.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ Stumpf, Rob. "New Netflix Series Fastest Car Puts Super Builds Up Against Supercars". TheDrive.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Netflix Taps Condé Nast Entertainment For 'Fastest Car,' the Streamer's First Global Original Motor Series - VideoInk". VideoInk. 2018-03-20. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  5. ^ Fastest Car (TV Series 2018– ), retrieved 2018-07-26
  6. ^ "Scott Weintrob Rides "Fastest Car" For Netflix, Joins a WHITELABEL product For Spots". SHOOTonline. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  7. ^ Boucher, Ashley. "Netflix Renews 'Fastest Car' for Season 2, Greenlights 2 More Motor Series". TheWrap.com. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  8. ^ Cabe, Matthew. "This Desert Life: Netflix's 'Fastest Car' offers view of the Mojave at top speed". DailyPress.com. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  9. ^ "FASTEST CAR (2018 - )". RottenTomatoes.com. Retrieved 30 April 2018.