I watched 1.1 episodes. Pretty meh. Only watched the .1 because they ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and wanted to see how that went.
I think my biggest problem is it feels very PC. Like they tried too hard to get contestants that checked off every single possible diversity checklist and then play that up with their editing and little back stories. Watching the SCCA guy eat shit in the j-turn was hilarious. Never seen an autocross that required a j-turn or doing controlled donuts inside a little box so I was pretty sure he wasn’t going to do well. LOL
Original Top Gear and Grand Tour is so good because it’s just 3 honest guys who love cars and doesn’t give a shit about being PC. Yeah, it’s scripted but it doesn’t slap you in the face with that fact the way Hyperdrive does.
I’ll watch some more but I can already tell it’s going to be one of those things I throw on when I just want something in the background while I’m playing games on my phone or surfing vs Grand Tour that I give 100% of my attention to because it’s that entertaining.