A Morning Ride through Paris in a Ferrari
On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude
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. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course
was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.
No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.
The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly
140mph/225kmh in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red
lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real
Upon showing the film in public for the first time, Lelouch was arrested.
He has never revealed the identity of the driver.