“Hot Wheels Ultimate Challenge” Series Zooms onto NBC

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Written by Paul Strauss | March 14, 2023
“Hot Wheels Ultimate Challenge” Series Zooms onto NBC

Hot Wheels fans will soon have a new television series to enjoy. Mattel Television and NBCUniversal have announced Hot Wheels Ultimate Challenge. In this car makeover show, gearheads go head-to-head to transform ordinary vehicles into unique life-size Hot Wheels cars, with the opportunity to have their design turned into a production Hot Wheels car.

The competition series will be hosted by Rutledge Wood (Top Gear US, Floor Is Lava), who will be joined by experts Hertrech Eugene Jr., a car culture influencer, and Dalal Elsheikh, an Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Designer at Ford Motor Company and Hot Wheels brand ambassador. Expect a revolving door of celebrities to join the judging panel each week. Fingers crossed, we get some wild and over-the-top creations like the retro-futuristic jet-powered Hot Wheels car below rather than just a Ford Mustang with a lowered suspension and a widebody kit.

Hot Wheels Ultimate Challenge is headed to NBC with ten episodes in the works for its first season. It’s expected to premiere later in 2023, though a release date has yet to be announced.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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