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|Created by||Scott Weintrob|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||15 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Dawn Ostroff, Scott Weintrob, and Jeremy Finn|
|Running time||40–52 minutes|
|Production companies||Conde Nast Entertainment and Large Eyes|
|Original release||April 6, 2018|
Fastest Car is a Netflix original series which premiered on April 6, 2018. It is a reality-show where drivers of stock exotic supercars go up against sleeper cars in a quarter-mile drag race. Supercars include a Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Huracán, Ford GT, Ferrari 458, Ferrari 488, Dodge Viper, McLaren MP4, McLaren 675LT, McLaren 650S, and McLaren 720S.
On August 14, 2018, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. The second season launched on September 20, 2019, and features seven episodes. Al Edgington, Joe LaBracio, Scott Weintrob, and Jeremy Finn returned as executive producers.
In each episode, there are three sleeper cars going up against one supercar in a quarter-mile drag race. The winners of each episode get to move on to the championship race at the end of the season.
|1||8||April 6, 2018|
|2||7||September 20, 2019|
Supercars are in bold.
Season 1 (2018)
|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"||1987 Ford Thunderbird||2016 Dodge Viper ACR-E||1992 Chevy S10||1979 Cadillac Coupe de ville|
|4||"King of the World"[a]||1992 Plymouth Colt||1984 Chevrolet C10||DSQ 1987 Chevrolet Camaro||DSQ 2016 Lamborghini SV|
|5||"Racing Is My Drug"[b]||2016 Ferrari 488 GTB||1996 Chevrolet Impala SS||1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass||DNS 1983 Toyota Supra|
|6||"Motor City Mayhem"[c]||1994 GMC Sonoma||1984 Buick Grand National||DSQ 2013 McLaren MP4||DSQ 1978 Chevy Van|
|7||"Electric vs. Gas"[d]||2005 Dodge Ram 3500||2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV||DNF 1973 Mazda RX-2||DNF 1972 Datsun 1200 (electric)|
- The Lamborghini and Camaro jumped the line before the light hit green and were disqualified.
- The Toyota Supra failed to start due to engine problems and never entered the race.
- 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.
- 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.
|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|
Season 2 (2019)
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place|
|1||"Honda Power"||1992 Honda Civic||1992 Eagle Talon||2018 Lamborghini Hurácan Performante Spyder||1972 Chevrolet Caprice|
|2||"We Created a Monster"||2001 Ford Mustang GT||2016 McLaren 650S||1966 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon||1998 Honda Civic Hatchback|
|3||"Not Your Typical Supercar Driver"||2018 McLaren 720S||1980 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser||1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass||1995 Ford Taurus|
|4||"Hell and Back"||2005 Pontiac GTO||1974 Mini Cooper||2016 McLaren 675LT||1995 Nissan 240sx|
|5||"Saved by Speed"||1989 Ford Mustang (NotchBack)||1983 Buick Regal||1973 Chevrolet Vega Wagon||2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta|
|6||"Ludicrous Speed"||1989 Ford Mustang (FastBack)||1990 Nissan 300ZX||2016 Tesla Model S P100D||1977 Toyota Hilux|
|1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place||6th Place|
|7||"Race of Champions"[a]||McLaren 720S||Ford Mustang GT||Ford Mustang (NotchBack)||Pontiac GTO||Honda Civic||DNF Ford Mustang (FastBack)|
- The 1989 Ford Mustang (FastBack) lost control 3/4 of the way down the track taking a hard left and crossing 4 other lanes and drivers, crashing before crossing the finish line.
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.
Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida, served as the drag strip in episode 1. The decommissioned airfield at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro near Irvine, California, served as the drag strip in episode 2, 4, 5, and the championship in episode 7. Greenville, South Carolina, was the filming location for episode 3 and 6.
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