Any car enthusiast knows the story of Rendezvous, the video of the highly illegal ...
Any car enthusiast knows the story of Rendezvous, the video of the highly illegal drive through the streets of Paris, supposedly, in the Ferrari 275 GTB.
The video was created by the filmmaker Claude Lelouch in August of 1976, and years later we learned that the vehicle he used was actually a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9.
Ford recently teamed up with Claude Lelouch to recreate the famous scene, using the Mustang GT. But as a twist, the video was filmed with the 360-degree camera, allowing us to take in all the sights of modern Paris in the wee hours.
That is not the only twist, though. This time the woman is racing to meet her date. Perfectly recreating the main aspects of the route was the challenge for Ford, as some of the original roads have long since disappeared.
This time there was no speeding or red lights ignored, as the automaker is quick to point out at the start of the video.
To create his original masterpiece, Lelouch used the soundtrack of the 275 GTB which he dubbed over the original video to make it seen more exciting.
Why not just use the Ferrari in a first place? The answer is the smooth ride of the Mercedes’ suspension which was necessary to keep a front-mounted camera from bouncing around too much.
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