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Netflix’s ‘Hyperdrive’ is like ‘American Ninja Warrior’ with cars

first_imgTwenty-eight street racers and stunt drivers from around the world will get a chance to prove their skill and daring on the world’s stage thanks to a new series from Netflix.Actually, it’s not so much a “stage” as it is a 100-acre automotive obstacle course in Rochester, New York. Hyperdrive pits elite drivers and their cars against each other on 10 different race tracks and challenges. Executive producer and self-proclaimed speed demon Charlize Theron described the project pretty perfectly in an interview with Entertainment Weekly as “American Ninja Warrior meets Fast and Furious.”  From what we can gather from the trailer, the obstacles include some water features, a sort of gauntlet with suspended cars swinging back and forth, plenty of surfaces to drift over and a massive six-storey teeter-totter with jumps on it called “The Leveler.”The participants include a construction worker, a model, a delivery guy and even a lumberjack, though that last one’s less of a profession and more of a lifestyle. What they’ll be competing for is unclear, though we’re guessing there’s some sort of financial incentive encouraging these people to put their cars and potentially their own safety on the line.  Trending in Canada Hyperdrive will be released in full August 21 on Netflix. Get ready to binge. Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan”center_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos advertisement RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryClassic CarsClassic Cars & TrucksNew VehiclesNon-Luxury ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more