Sky One's new Sunday show Carnage is an insane real world mix of the ideas behind wargames Car Wars, Gaslands, and Thunder Road, and elements of television shows Scrapheap Challenge and Robot Wars, all served up with an unhealthily large portion of Mad Max.
Each episode sees six teams (each team is a driver and two engineers), competing three at a time, in a series of battles, with a team being eliminated each round until there are just two left to fight it out in a head-to-head challenge for a spot in the grand final at the end of the series.
But what makes this stand out from everything else on television at the moment is that each team is driving their own customised car... fully rigged with armour, weapons, spikes, rams etc
And the arena fights are totally bonkers.
I'm genuinely surprised that nobody has been seriously injured - or killed - competing in this.
The fight zones are heavily weaponised, as well as having huge ditches, and let's not forget the show's "mutant vehicles" - a trio of seriously dangerous, professionally designed, combat engines that prowl the arenas for added mayhem.
That this show actually made it past 'health & safety' is a miracle.
Ultimately, Carnage has to be seen to be believed.
I was whooping, cheering, and wincing throughout the first episode yesterday and the show's now a series linked fixture on our Sky viewing schedule.
Styled "the most extreme contest on the planet", I reckon - for once - a show lives up to its hype.
It's hosted by the seemingly random team-up of rapper Lethal Bizzle, presenter Vick Hope, and dreary Freddie Flintoff (who must have some incredible deal with Sky as he seems to appear in all their original programming, despite being totally void of any charisma).
But try as they might, they're always going to play second fiddle to the real stars of Carnage.
It's the vehicles - unsurprisingly - that make the show... and the pile-ups... and metal-grinding violence... and the explosions... and the near-death experiences...