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Have you ever seen a Lamborghini Huracan line up in a drag race against a 1992 Honda Civic and get absolutely thrashed? Well, if not, Netflix’s Fastest Car is something you need to check out because it really is a sight to behold.
The Netflix original pits some of the world’s fastest and most surprising drag-racing cars against each other in a series of races to discover which of them can be crowned as the fastest car… imaginative name.
With the release of season 2 on September 20th, viewers got to feast their eyes and ears on 24 brand new cars as they battled it out to take home the season 2 title.
But which of those 24 new cars would we love to see again in future seasons?
What is Fastest Car about?
As mentioned, Netflix’s Fastest Car assembles a group of 24 of the world’s fastest drag racers, whether they are ultra-fast exotic supercars or so-called ‘sleeper cars,’ and pits them against each other in a series of races to discover just who has the fastest car… in a straight line.
Unlike, Netflix’s other automotive TV series, Hyperdrive, Fastest Car isn’t limited to one location. If there’s a runway or drag strip, it’s the perfect location for the series.
As a result, Fastest Car’s first two seasons have bounced their way across America and taken us to some of the country’s finest raceways and airstrips.
Is a third season on the way?
At the time of writing, it has not been confirmed whether Fastest Car will be back for a third season.
However, after season 1 aired in April 2018, it wasn’t until August, four months later, that a decision was made on renewing the show for a second series.
That means that it could be as late as January before we know whether or not Fastest Car will be back for a third season.
The cars we would like to see return
Just like Netflix’s Hyperdrive, there are several cars that have caught our eye throughout the series.
Whether it’s just for their looks and style or sheer brute force and speed, these are the cars we’d love to see take to the drag strip yet again.
2018 McLaren 720S
The winner of series 2 was always going to feature in this list. Its drop-dead gorgeous looks had the speed to match, making the McLaren an obvious contender for a fan-favourite car.
1992 Honda Civic
While the 1992 Honda Civic is hideous to look at, this Lamborghini-killer makes up for its ugly visage with blistering pace.
2001 Ford Mustang GT
The runner-up in the series may not be the prettiest car compared with some of the classic and newer Mustangs but it certainly had the pace to take the series winner, the McLaren 720S, all the way in the season finale.
1973 Chevrolet Vega
The second-oldest car in the competition, the heavily modified ’73 Vega manages to balance appealing retro looks and a speed that saw it conquer a modern-day Ferrari to take its place on this list.
1974 Mini Cooper
The little car that could. The original Mini Cooper that was mini in every sense of the word managed to shock the Fastest Car grid by wiping the floor with a 2016 McLaren 675LT, not an easy feat by any means.
2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta
Was absolutely destroyed by three cars that were over 25 years younger than it but it’s certainly one of the most gorgeous cars in season 2 so we’d be quite happy to see it return.
1989 Ford Mustang Notchback
It may have had the squared design of a car from the 1980s but it certainly had the speed to contend and beat the Ferrari 458 above. If that doesn’t deserve a recall then we don’t know what does.
Of course, if season 3 is indeed on its way, we’re likely to get a brand new fleet of cars but if Fastest Car was ever to get a ‘best of’ series, then these fan-favourite cars we’ve explored surely deserve a place.
Seasons 1 and 2 of Fastest Car are available to stream now on Netflix.