These are the coolest Avants (Wagons) ever made. If it were my choice, i’d grab the RS2 and the B8 RS4 for maximum satisfaction. Best commercial of the year!
Thanks to Skaala for the tip!
This is such a great ‘period’ documentary/commercial issued by Porsche about their new 928. Obviously Porsche had grand hopes regarding the 928 when it was launched, and was touted within the company as the successor to the Porsche 911—–obviously we all know how that turned out!
That’s not to say that the 928 was not successful—-because it was successful as a front-engined sports car. I have to say as a kid, i think i loved the 928 more than i loved the 911 of that era (early 80s). The 928 had the most wicked rear end, and had a lot of presence on the road—-whereas the early 80s 911 had big bumpers and looked sort of like a cartoon. Fast forward to 2012, I think the 911 of that era has aged quite well (maybe because it is timeless?) whereas the 928 looks like it is trapped in the time of that era.
Either way—–enjoy this video presented in 4 parts. It has nice features, including lots of people with moustaches and/or mullet-y hair!
What an insane commercial (infomercial?)!
McNish is one of my favourite endurance drivers—-and a great driver. Le Mans is coming on June 11th!
“designed by computer modeling”!!!!! Fiat responded to the VW Golf/Rabbit with this monstrosity…
The Brava, on the other hand…looked alright, but had the integrity of a pair of flip flops. I love how the whole ad is filmed in a suburban neighbourhood somewhere in middle US soil! how tactical…..
woman. ‘mobile phone’. high heels. weird airplane. ur quattro. all the makings of a classic vintage Audi commercial!
this commercial defines my NYC winter. superb! ……and the R8 is so f*cking cool.
Very cool 10 minute video outlining the history of Volvo motorcars. I know that voice, just can’t remember the guy’s name—-he does alot of the old F1 narrative videos…..Some interesting classic footage in this well made company video.
BMW has decidedly become more tacky as the 90′s concluded and the 00′s began. The cars have declined, in my opinion, and their strategy, designs, and overall brand identity have undergone a process of failure. Currently their sales are dropping by the day; losing momentum to the imminent rise of Audi, Lexus, and a resurging popularity of Mercedes-Benz.
That being said, it is readily apparent these days that BMW is MOST worried about Audi and their slow and steady growth (even through the recession). So what are BMW gonna do about it?
They have released one of the cheesiest, nonsensical, and empty commercials i’ve seen in a long time. Nice one BMW. Even that previous generation Audi A4 you’ve put sort of makes the current 3-series look pale. If they had put the new B8 A4, it would have surely converted more buyers into Audi drivers than BMW ones. Ultimately, what this commercial does is make BMW drivers look worse than their current image already suggests…
And the slow decline of BMW continues…
This video was posted on Vimeo, and I dunno much about the video….aside from the fact that it’s great! Love it. It might be a commercial for the Quattroporte—judging by the outro….