Scorchers are one of the 6 teams in the Hot Wheels: World Race movie. The Scorchers specialized in mountainous terrain and volcanoes. They also have a love of heavy metal music, a love that carried on with the 'Metal Maniacs' (the spiritual successor to The Scorchers) which were featured in Acceleracers. The Scorchers are led by Taro Kitano.
- Leader: Taro Kitano
The Scorchers theme colors are black, orange, and red and all drivers have flames on their uniforms and cars. The Scorchers' special ability is a large bulldozer style "cowcatcher" to drive through volcanoes. Taro was also uniquely armed with a grappling hook.