Season 1 — Episode 1

Episode 1

Idris Elba takes pole position on the grid as he sets off on the drive of his life, in a revelatory, adrenaline-fuelled documentary series about speed and driving fast. On his journey, Idris charts the colorful origins and secret history of the underground racing scene in the US – and sets out to examine how boy-racers and the love of speed have shaped the cars of today.

Episode one sees him travel from his childhood home in East London to Motor City in Detroit and on to New Jersey, where he reveals the history of the first boy racers and explores how our obsession with driving fast has shaped our professional motorsports and popular culture.