While Robert Downey Jr. is best known for his award-winning career as an actor and producer, he also avidly addresses climate change via scalable technologies that help restore the planet. Now, Downey will combine this passion with classic car restorations to create eco-friendly automobiles.
In Downey’s Dream Cars, Downey and a team of experts restore six of his prised classic cars to make them more eco-friendly; updating them into the new millennium while preserving the power and style that made these vintage automobiles so legendary to begin with. In the series, Downey also investigates the future of mobility, seeking guidance from some of the most brilliant minds working today to imagine the next era of personal transportation and automotive innovation.
“We are what we drive, and having amassed a formidable collection of classic cars over the years, I was a petrol-spewing mess. And a hypocrite, as I’d founded the Footprint Coalition in 2019 to scale technologies that mitigate climate change. Fortunately, I’m a bit of a dreamer. The last 3 years have been an experiment in hope, as I engaged the best and brightest minds to evaluate, educate, elevate, and decarbonise these vehicles in a way that demonstrates the limitless potential of creative problem solving. It was a huge challenge and an enlightening journey” says Downey.
A production by Warner Bros. Discovery, Boat Rocker’s Matador Content, and Team Downey, Downey’s Dream Cars will be available for streaming in the MENA region via the discovery+ library of STC TV and STARZPLAY with a two-episode release every Thursday between June 22 and July 6.