Preview ‘APEX: The Story of the Hypercar’, premieres 3/17 at 11pm ET

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As part of the lead-up to this weekend’s season-opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix (Sunday 3/20, NBCSN 12am ET), NBCSN will be premiering APEX: The Story of the Hypercar tonight at 11pm ET.

APEX: The Story of the Hypercar showcases some of the most dynamic machines in the high-end car culture.

The film, which was shot entirely in 4K, includes access to motorsport legends like Porsche, Ferrari, Bugatti and McLaren, as well as newcomers like Koenigsigg and Pagani, and spotlights a new class of exotic sports cars designed to blast from zero to 200 miles per hour in seconds.

Rocket science meets the auto industry as APEX follows a thread that starts in the design studios and R&D labs where these “fighter jets of the street” are created, and leads to a perilous racetrack in Germany where drivers can reach new heights of speed and performance – if they dare.

Equal parts human drama and speed, APEX follows Swedish entrepreneur Christian von Koenigsegg, a lifelong sports car enthusiast, on a personal quest to build a “mega” car whose golden ratio defies all expectations for a hypercar’s velocity and power, while competing against the biggest names in motorsports for space on the world stage.

With insights from top engineers and designers, APEX pulls back the curtain on the top-secret development facilities at Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren and Pagani, where awe-inspiring hypercars are imagined and built.

APEX puts you inches from the action, as top drivers shake down the latest hypercars flat-out on some of the world’s greatest racetracks.

You can watch a preview above.

APEX: The Story of the Hypercar premieres at 11pm ET on NBCSN tonight.