The first Vanquish Centenary edition was revealed yesterday at the top of the 1000-foot-tall Burj Al Arab hotel. How did it get there? By Helicopter!! The $300K special edition and first of a series of 100 Aston Martin Centenary, flew attached to a helicopter and landed on the helipad of the famous hotel. This one of a kind event was attended by UAE dignitaries and Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez. Dubai is made for these types of crazy and extravagant events. Where else in the world would you see a $300K Aston Martin attached to a helicopter flying 1000 foot above the ground?! You can check the previous post about the Centenary anniversary of Aston Martin by clicking here.
Introducing the BMW M5 2012. Before commenting on this mind blowing ad, let’s focus on car. The M5 is the new sedan by BMW. It features a 4.4 twin turbo charged V8 that delivers 560 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque. This new twin turbo charging system is the new born of BMW. It is featured in the M5 and the one series. Its advantage is that it allows the car to have a smaller engine, higher performance and lesser fuel consumption. Combined with a dual clutch 7 speed gear box, this is what you get, a “Bullet” with four wheel drive.
This ad is really amazing it reminds me of the “Bullet effects in Slow motion” video that went viral on youtube a couple of years ago. The same concept is applied here: A “bullet” (M5) is launched from the barrel of a gun (the tunnel at the start of the video) and its passage through different obstacles is filmed in slow motion. The ad was done in Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway. The idea and the car are just gorgeous. With this ad BMW Canada are marketing this M5 as the fastest sedan on earth.