C’était un rendez-vous! by Kevin Thom | Aug 29, 2006 | 10 comments How to see Paris in under nine minutes. The end is beautiful. 🙂 Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 10 Comments Diny on August 29, 2006 at 11:55 am It reminded me of those videos of the Porsche, Ferrari, and Escort racing through Stockholm and other cities. superkev on August 29, 2006 at 12:00 pm well it’s the ending that’s important here. it gives the racing some meaning 😛 james on August 29, 2006 at 1:24 pm yah man!!!!!! We saw this video as kids in Oakville Community Centre back in the early eighties with Mom!! Talk about kick ass driving skills, blew every red light, clipped pedestrians and those saucy pigeons and hit those corners hard, keep in mind this was b4 zr,w,y or h rated tires were out!!! I believe the car was a Jag x-type, thats 12 cylinders/no catalyst you hear here! I think)I drove this car but a 1972 version.Also it may be an Aston Martin DB3/4 or Datsun 2000 Notice as the twilight sets in as he rounds those corners?!! james on August 29, 2006 at 1:28 pm I stand corrected, It was a Ferrari!! link to the info here… http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/magazine/3300.asp?id=11528 superkev on August 29, 2006 at 1:34 pm yup. the director was kind of evasive about the details of this film. he shot it on a spare roll of film he had left over from a previous project. he was arrested after the premiere of the film, but was let go because they couldn’t prove it was him driving. he said it was a formula one driver he had hired. he also said it was a mercedes, but most people think it’s a ferrari, because no mercedes sounds like that! 😛 Diny on August 29, 2006 at 2:45 pm It sounds like a Ferrari when he downshifts. But its hard to judge because most people know cars by the sound of their exhausts. Slap a camera in the nose of the car and you’ll get a very different sound. I was tempted to say ferrari, but it sounds flatter, and……well…..I know most ferraris by the sound of their exhaust. olya on August 30, 2006 at 12:19 am it was a mercedes, from the making of: and, here: http://www.lesfilms13.com/dea_a_z/news/news87.htm he talks about discussign the risks taken at blowing all the red lights, and the only precaution that he took (walkie talkie in Louvre because – i think – he was afraid of hitting people). superkev on August 30, 2006 at 12:44 am well i guess i have to believe it, although that car sounds awfully raw for a 6.9L mercedes engine 😛 thanks for the great research olya. Diny on August 30, 2006 at 10:47 am A SEDAN!?!? WTF?! Oh man talk about crushed illusions. james on August 30, 2006 at 9:51 pm yes..interesting….watched the video too, indeed it was a mercedes… however…..that was no mercedes used in the original film, there was little body roll in the first film..”the making of” indeed showed a Benz alright, there was no way a sedan like that could be driven like that and handles the corners with precision like you all saw. The benz would have flipped driven like that and being a car fanatic like I am, that exhaust note was NOT a Benz…believe it. the Benz was used as a “prop”. If it was the benz used, the exhaust was removed and modified (straight pipe, un-slung) , and there was little or no options in 1976!! Mercedes like the one shown was designed for “COMFORT” not to race like an F1 thru narrow streets.But then maybe is WAS a benz, eh?? C’est dommage!!