Money can buy you a pretty nice car, but according to Netflix, it can’t buy you speed.
The streaming service’s latest addition to their unscripted series, “Fastest Car” centers on the premise of pitting three “sleeper” cars (rundown, unassuming models built to go at incredible speeds) against a supercar (flashy, sought-after vehicles modified for design and performance) in competitive racing.
Pride and bragging rights seem to be the most at stake in this new trailer, as blunt working-class people square off against lofty millionaires. The “sleeper” drivers want to prove that a minivan is just as fast as a Lamborghini. The supercar drivers don’t want to be beaten by something that looks like it was made for an adult soapbox derby.
There also seems to be no option for begrudging admiration. Though the drivers acknowledge that they come from “different walks of life,” there’s a sense of competition that prevails over any camaraderie as they speed, shout, and swear at each other.
Despite this, “Fastest Car” looks accessible and appealing to even the most casual car fan. Aficionados will see a series not only tailored to their subculture, but a show that makes them recognize their own vehicular prejudices. Meanwhile, casual viewers will just be eager to see how well money matches up against innovation.
With some high-octane fuel and the usual high tempers and trash-talking typical of a reality show, “Fastest Car” looks like it’ll make for one wild ride.
Watch the trailer below:
“Fastest Car” is available for streaming on April 6 on Netflix.