“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]