NBC is gearing up this summer season with new unscripted variety shows on primetime ahead of the break that their scripted shows are taking. One of these shows is Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge with Rutledge Wood, a variety car transformation competition program that builds up on two passions that many people out there like: These are automobiles and the prolonged childhood/adolescence nostalgia factor for things like toys. 

Today, we’re sharing with you details about this show that you should know if you wish to get a hold of it. This show features a panel of judges both from the car customization and design world, as well as celebrity guests joining in to give their opinion. The premise of the show is simple: Teams of professional car builders square off in a series of challenges that turn ordinary cars into extraordinary Hot Wheels-inspired vehicles. 

Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge
You won’t believe what the custom car transformations will be like! (Credit: NBC)

What Are Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge About?

In this show, sixteen fans get the chance to come to the show and turn their car into a Hot Wheels. That’s two kinds of competition, a big car and a little car. Each contestant gets to work with a team of automobile mechanics and custom job experts to transform a ride into an eye-popping vehicle and get the chance to win a cash prize and have that car turned into a miniature collectible die-cast model toy car. 

The show will be hosted by Rutledge Wood, and will bring on board celebrity guests like Anthony Anderson, cast members from the Fast and The Furious franchise, comedians, and many more surprises to spice things up in the quest for who can build the best car!

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Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge Episode Guide

Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge began airing on late May 2023 on NBC and is expected to run with a weekly periodicity on a prime-time schedule for eight episodes in its debut season. Below, you’ll find the episode guide.

  • Episode 1 “Cyber Slicker vs. Power Charged” 30 May 2023
  • Episode 2 “Monster Bug vs. Buckaroo” 6 June 2023
  • Episode 3 “Spirit of Detroit vs. Flamin’ Firetruck” 13 June 2023
  • Episode 4 “Skaterboy vs. Jaipur Jewel” 20 June 2023
  • Episode 5 “Need for Speed vs. Fight Care” 27 June 2023
  • Episode 6 “Badge of Honor vs. Mountain Mover” 11 July 2023
  • Episode 7 “Mardi Gras Mania vs. The Reaper” 18 July 2023
  • Episode 8 “Metamorphosis vs. Racer Girl” 25 July 2023

Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge Trailer

When Do Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge Episodes Air?

New episodes of Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge will be broadcast on Tuesday nights via NBC at 10:00 pm Eastern Time United States. Below, you can find the regional time release schedules for this program in different regions of the world.

  • Pacific US Time: 7:00 PM
  • Australian Time:
    • Sydney Time: 12:00 PM next day (Wednesday)
    • Melbourne Time: 12:00 PM the next day (Wednesday)
    • Brisbane Time: 11:00 AM the next day (Wednesday)
  • United Kingdom Time: 3:00 AM the next day (Wednesday)
  • Singapore Time: 10:00 AM the next day (Wednesday)
  • India Standard Time: 7:30 AM the next day (Wednesday)
  • Central Europe Standard Time: 4:00 AM the next day (Wednesday)
  • New Zealand Standard Time: 4:00 PM next day (Wednesday)
Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge
Hosted by Rutledge Wood, this show offers a lot! (Credit: NBC)

How To Watch Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge Online?

Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge is a variety show centered around cars that is broadcast by NBC. You can catch the new episodes during the telecast at the times described above. Also, you can stream the show online from multiple sources. Firstly, you can use your cable credentials to log in to NBC’s website or its app to catch the show. Also, since this is an ongoing season, live streaming subscription platforms like Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, Directv Streaming, and Sling TV offer the show during its telecast times. 

Consider Peacock To Stream Your Favorite NBC Shows

If you’re considering streaming Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge, we recommend you use Peacock. Peacock is NBC and filial networks’ native streaming app, home to thousands of hours of content from those channels like series, movies, documentaries, shows, and original productions. Since NBC owns Peacock, shows like Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge makes their way there before being licensed to rival networks.

Peacock is a platform that runs on a “Freemium” model. Therefore, it’s free to subscribe, but if you want access to the latest shows, you will need to pay a monthly fee of $4.99 or $49.99 for a yearly subscription which rids you of the ads that the platform runs as well as access to its vast catalog that includes shows like Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge, Bravo Network’s Housewives franchise, Saturday Night Live, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and many more.

Also Read: Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge Episode 1: Release Date, Preview & Streaming Guide


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