Amazing BMW ad from 2001

A cool advertisement for the BMW M5, featuring the ThrustSSC, the holder of the world's land speed record.

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0 1. Johnlogan commented 12 years ago

dream BWM keep on dreaming
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0 2. Dark_Leaf commented 12 years ago

Hahahahaha :D great commercial ever
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+1 3. dave9191 commented 12 years ago

Great ad. But this implies that the BMW can do speeds of excess of 1200km/h to keep up and overtake the ThrustSSC. Which is false advertising.
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-1 4. Cargoon commented 12 years ago

They had to use a BMW because a chevy would been too far ahead and a Ford would have been in the shop.
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+7 5. drunkinidiot commented 12 years ago

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0 6. DRAGONFIRE commented 12 years ago

if a bmw can do that what can a lamborghini do :P
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+2 7. SpikedSilver commented 12 years ago

that ad used to work with the type of humour you call "ironic exaggeration"
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-2 8. h4x0r commented 12 years ago

how DID they get that footage tho if nothing can go faster?
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0 9. robs commented 12 years ago

thats not thrust ssc, good ad though i liked it
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+4 10. southernfried commented 12 years ago

#3 Boooo! Great creative advertising.
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0 11. JerryD commented 12 years ago

#9 - Yep! Not Thrust SCC! This car looks very similar to Turbinator 111 & Turbinator 2001. Thou the 'cockpit' of this one is much further in the rear. Another project that looks similar is the JCB Dieselmax. Any1 who can tell something about this one? ... and the vid was filmed during the last fase of the run when the speed already had decreased a lot.... :)
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+1 12. Rinsy commented 12 years ago

cool ad :D
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-1 13. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 12 years ago

I don't think those actual record drivers can appreciate this ad.
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-1 14. supra11000 commented 12 years ago



And yes, the caps were not a mistake, they were for effect :P
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0 15. LightAng3l commented 12 years ago

The description is soooo wrong ....that car is not the world record holder

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0 16. JerryD commented 12 years ago

Ok! Believe I've got it figured out - as you can see the car got the number 447 in both rear and front. Its participating at the annual Bonneville speedweek - asume its 2000 or 2001.
There's a site - thou I could not find a pic of car 447. Perhaps due to an agreement with BMW about the ad... a similar looking car is 448 with couple of pics of it... :)
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0 17. sudrzewicka commented 9 years ago

Just FYI on this ad. The 447 LSR car was developed by TBWA Hunt Lascaris in South Africa in conjunction with BMW and Tarlton Raceway. It ran at the Hakskeenpan salt flats located a few miles from the Namibian border. Andy Green from Thrust SSC was out here however the car was driven by S.A. National Drag Racing Champion, Nico van Rensburg from Tarlton. Speed was not the object of the exercise as another car with a special mounted camera had to run alongside the 447. It averaged around 230kph if that but all told, TBWA created a magical moment. Andy Green and the Thrust SSC team will be back in South Africa in 2013 to run their new transonic "Bloodhound."