30 Sept 2012

"C'était un rendez-vous" aka Ferrari 275 GTB through Paris

5.30am during August 1976.  French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilised camera to the bumper of a Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9 and had a friend, a professional driver, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris.

No streets were closed.  No music, no dialogue.  Just tyre squeal and engine noise.  Although the engine noise was dubbed on afterwards - and comes from a Ferrari 275 GTB.

The whole endeavour was illegal.  The average speed during the 6.2 mile route was 48 mph.

This is the best quality video of 'Rendez-vous'  available on the internet.  You can buy the film here.