Our exclusive clip shows Fichtner prowling the same San Francisco streets seen in the movie. While some of us on staff are more partial to the film's 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, that dark green fastback has inspired a generation of Mustang enthusiasts. Fichtner appears to be among them, as he tries to see if the car he's driving is as fast as the one that had McQueen behind the wheel.
Episode 2 also dives into what it took to be a movie stunt driver in the 1970s. Actor Ryan Eggold is this week's guest. He takes a bright red Honda Civic Hatch around the track at SpeedVegas. Stay tuned to BBC America on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. EDT, 7 p.m. CDT.