what a proper manual car can do

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Getaway in Paris Ferrari 275 GTB racing (vintage footage, 1976)​

 

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Was there supposed to be a video or link? There's nothing there but the sentence.
 

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That was insane. Incredibly reckless and dangerous; blowing through red lights, going into the opposing lane, barely missing a few pedestrians. I'm surprised he didn't get a bird strike. The soundtrack was by far the best part. I just don't see how anything in the electric world is going to come close to that.
 

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Its unfortunately staged…film was sped up and it’s not actually the Ferrari being driven (the soundtrack though is and was overlayed).

I believe spotters were used at the major crossings (though one failed and could have been calamitous)
 
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Well considering there was no CG back then, it was very well done. That soundtrack though... the sound of the glory of the ICE era.
 
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Its unfortunately staged…film was sped up and it’s not actually the Ferrari being driven (the soundtrack though is and was overlayed).

I believe spotters were used at the major crossings (though one failed and could have been calamitous)
Where is your proof! look at the vehicles and people they are not sped up
 

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Where is your proof! look at the vehicles and people they are not sped up
it’s a fairly popular cult video originally titled in French.

Apologies, it wasn’t sped up (mixed this up with a more recent homage) but it was done in an automatic - which for the intent behind the thread is…worse
 

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There you go:

C'était un rendez-vous

Quick google and you’ll find all the details
 
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it’s a fairly popular cult video originally titled in French.

Apologies, it wasn’t sped up (mixed this up with a more recent homage) but it was done in an automatic - which for the intent behind the thread is…worse
it's not an automatic?
 
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Thread is titled - what a manual car can do, what actually did ‘it’ was an automatic
My sincere apologies I was wrong, from now on won't believe what I see? pretty amazing how it was made though
 

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My sincere apologies I was wrong, from now on won't believe what I see? pretty amazing how it was made though
I agree. As a piece of automotive cinema it’s a cult classic, heck…it’s an outright classic. A few people have tried different homages, a recent one was for the launch of a car - can’t remember which.

Automatics get a bad rep sometimes (particulate on here I’ve noticed) but I think it’s a case of nostalgia. I’ve always driven automatics and some of them have been very engaging - you try an F12 along some twisty roads at decent speeds
 

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That’s the one. And agreed, a soulless remake and a disservice to the original.
agreed that is awful, the original wether its made up or not is so engaging and looks and sounds real
 

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That’s the one. And agreed, a soulless remake and a disservice to the original.
Spiritually, this video is closer. It definitely has the soundtrack and the element of danger. Sure it’s on a track, but something about Ayrton heel-toeing in loafers makes this kindred.

To go this balls out without even a helmet, these guys were a different breed.

 

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Spiritually, this video is closer. It definitely has the soundtrack and the element of danger. Sure it’s on a track, but something about Ayrton heel-toeing in loafers makes this kindred.

To go this balls out without even a helmet, these guys were a different breed.

Beautiful 🤩 how time has changed our surroundings and perceptions!
Really great videos 😊
 

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