For those of you who don’t have the release date of Fast and Furious 6 penned into your calendars, perhaps this will whet your appetite for a car-based film – two-time Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard’s latest project, Rush.

Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest Formula One rivals ever witnessed – charismatic and handsome English playboy James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth of The Avengers and Thor fame) in a McLaren and his methodical and perfectionist Austrian opponent, Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl, Inglourious Basterds) driving a Ferrari.

Hunt and Lauda’s rivalry for the 1976 Formula One world championship intensified after the latter survived a terrifying crash at the Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit (you can see bits of this crash in the trailer above). His superhuman comeback mere weeks later, with half his face permanently disfigured, stunned his team, rivals, and the F1 world.

“Lauda and Hunt were rock stars of the racetrack: two absolute pros at the top of their game, in a time when sex was safe, driving was dangerous and all bets were off,” said Howard. “They were also complicated, fascinating men and born rivals. Rush will be as much about that personal rivalry as it will be about the thrill of the race.”

Rush will hit the theatres in September this year. We can hardly wait.