Sunday, February 25, 2007

Paris @ 140 mph

"On an August morning in 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris.

No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit."

The video is remarkable, showing the driver tearing through red lights, swerving around cars, pigeons and pedestrians with aplomb. Someone took the time to mash up the eight-minute video with Google Maps to let you track the exact route in real time while the video is playing. Read the brief instructions there for an optimal viewing experience.Tres bien.

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