Five interesting automobile commercials from the past: why you don’t see a car in Lamborghini’s clip?

Five interesting automobile commercials from the past: why you don’t see a car in Lamborghini’s clip?

We buy cars relying on our own taste, suggestions from our friends and, sometimes, commercials. We always want a better, faster, better looking car and sometimes it just takes one short clip to make us change our bedroom wall poster to something else. We collected most interesting weird car commercials from the past, this time focusing on the dream cars.

All car enthusiasts have their dream car – something that is too expensive at the moment, but maybe someday it will stand in your garage. Did you ever dream about having a Lamborghini? Or maybe a Porsche? Or maybe you’re a muscle car guy and you wish you could drive around in a vintage Ford Mustang? We compiled commercials about all of these cars, but to start with let’s look at probably one of the best car commercials of all time, starring BMW M5 (E39).



Super saloons are mighty impressive vehicles that can do everything. While they are happy to tear up a race track, they can drive you to work or kids to school the very next day. BMW M5 is arguably the biggest name in the super saloon game and here is how E39 M5 was advertised back in a day.

We know exactly why we love this commercial so much – it is a surprise factor. When you look at the clip knowing it is a commercial for an M5, you are expecting it to speed past a land speed record car when rock music in the background gets louder and louder. But not this time – M5 was always in the front. M5 at the time was the fastest saloon car in the world and boy was it proud of it. This clip was uploaded to YouTube 11 years ago, in 2006, but it is older, since E39 ended its production life in 2003.




Now, BMW M5 is brilliant, but it is not a car for everyone. Meanwhile Porsche is a name you can’t help but respect, regardless of the vehicle. And for all good reasons – cars of this brand are fast, extremely high-quality, composed in racing tracks and engineered to perfection. And this is how you advertise it when you don’t have to prove anything anymore.

Classy. Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche walking casually through the history of the brand and stopping for a moment to adore a legendary 959 – what a commercial. This man is a pretty big name in automotive history as you might imagine. His dad was a founder of Volkswagen and Porsche brands and his son was one of the creators of 911.

Meanwhile back in the 1960’s Ford Mustang had to prove a lot to secure its presence in the market of sports cars. However, this commercial is a little bit weird in its characters.

Sure, a move-away steering wheel is a nice feature and the car looks good, but it is not the star of the commercial. A man got called by a mermaid, so he jumped into his Mustang and drove to the beach to see her – a perfectly sound commercial, we say. By the way, the steering wheel in this car is, according to us, one of the most beautiful in the automotive history.




Not everyone likes sports cars, so we can take a step away from them for a moment. How about luxury? Many people have Mercedes-Benz cars as their dream vehicles and we get it – they are posh, reliable and are a symbol of wealth and good taste. However, Mercedes drivers have a bit of reputation, which, intentionally or not, has been represented in this commercial.

Ok, this stereotype caries through many luxury brands, but it seems to have stuck with Jaguar and Mercedes drivers very tightly. On the other hand, this commercial does underline car’s key characteristics – dependability and four-wheel-drive system.

Finally, we come to Lamborghini – the original poster car, dream of all car enthusiasts, author of cars that got us into automotive culture. However, this commercial is actually quite unusual, let’s see if you can pick up why.

Yup, no Lamborghini in the video. While the clip is mostly about Sant’Agata, Lamborghini is really a star, even without ever showing up. Interestingly, not everyone got the point of this commercial so we kindly explain – green light for pedestrians is very short, because Sant’Agata is Lamborghini country.

If you enjoy vintage car commercials, we offer two other parts of this series:

In the first article we showed creative clips about Ford Model T, classic MINI, SAAB 900 Turbo, first generation Volkswagen Golf GTI and Lada Niva

And in the second we took a look at how Audi 100, Golf MkII, Volkswagen Passat, Opel Calibra and Fiat Multipla were advertised.




The one millionth Porsche 911 – how it was made (Video)

The one millionth Porsche 911 – how it was made (Video)

If you‘re a car enthusiast and someone asks you to name your 10 favourite sports cars, there is a high probability that the Porsche 911 is going to be on the list. A legendary car, manufactured since 1964, has now reached an impressive milestone. The millionth Porsche 911 has just rolled off the production line and it is about to go on a long journey to commemorate this anniversary.

The original 911 came out of the factory back in 1964 and has never stopped amazing people since then. (Charles01, Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The 911 was introduced in 1993 as a replacement for a smaller and slower 356. It was very similar to the model it was replacing though – it had the same basic shape, as well as rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. However, it had a better 2 litter 6 cylinder engine, producing 130 HP (96 kW). It was decently fast and comfortable and quickly gained recognition in the world of automotive journalism.

911 evolved through the years. Air-cooled engine lived a fairly long time, but finally was replaced in 1997. People didn’t like that change at first. Air-cooled engine was considered to be a unique feature of 911, which was part of its character. A few years ago Porsche started using electric power steering, which was another big change in the history of 911. People didn’t like that either, but Porsche 911 continues to be very popular. It is the most important car in Porsche model range.

911 is not a model – it is an entire model range. Porsche pic.

Porsche itself is very happy about this achievement, because during these 43 years 911 managed to achieve somewhere around 15 thousand victories in automotive sport. Furthermore, it is one of the most reliable cars on the market – something unachievable for major supercar manufacturers. It is estimated that around 70 % of all Porsche cars ever made are still drivable today.

One millionth Porsche 911 is an “Irish green” Carrera S. It has loads of various options and styling tweaks to mark this important occasion. However, it will not belong to a private owner. At first, it will go on a world tour and later it will be given to Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, said: “54 years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with my father. The feeling of being in a 911 is just as enjoyable now as it was then”.

911 GT3 – one of the most desirable supercars in the world. Porsche pic.

Will there be a second million of 911’s? Who knows, Porsche sales are growing and respect for the brand is huge. Maybe we will not have to wait for 43 more years to see 911 climb over the second big milestone.



Can’t afford a Porsche 911? Now you can have its seat as an office chair! (Video)

Can’t afford a Porsche 911? Now you can have its seat as an office chair! (Video)

What kind of chair is in your office? Is it important for you? Many people choose simple cheap office chairs and don’t even think about it twice. While others do want their chair to function properly as well as look good. For these people Porsche, a famous sports car company, introduced a special office chair, made from an actual seat of 911.

What’s so special about it? It’s an actual seat from 911, it has Porsche badge on it, all control levers and is upholstered in the nicest Porsche leather. Looks good too. Seat was made to hug the driver tightly and prevent him from rocking side to side while attacking corners aggressively, but it also has to be very comfortable on long journeys. Porsche has a large team of specialists, responsible for the ergonomics of their cars, so we can be sure that the new office chair is going to be comfortable enough on those long working days. Especially having in mind that everything is adjustable.

The height is adjusted the usual way, but the backrest is actually electric – like it is in 911. It uses a rechargeable battery, but you shouldn’t worry about charging it too often. Porsche says that even if you keep adjusting your backrest every day, you should only need to charge the battery 2-3 times a year. Armrests are adjustable too, so everyone can get comfortable in this chair.

Porsche released a video, advertising the new office chair and inviting people to dream more

This chair if from Porsche Masterpieces catalogue. Here you will find a clock designed as Porsche alloy wheel, a 1:8 scale model of 918 Spyder, speaker bar, made from 911 exhaust elements, and a book shelf created using the spoiler from GT3 Cup racing car. The last item specifically may be a little too much for most people, but if you have a nice clean garage you might be able to find a nice place for it.

Do you like this chair? Well, it is expensive. The price for it starts from €3,900, which is what many good used cars cost. However, if you have some money to spare and you want a nice accent in your office, showing everyone how much you like cars, why not?



5 best Porsche concept cars of all time according to Porsche (Video)

5 best Porsche concept cars of all time according to Porsche (Video)

Porsche is a legendary sports car manufacturer, operational for 86 years. It is an incredibly long history, full of huge achievements, rewarding moments, changes and endless efforts to make the best sports cars in the world. And, of course, in these years company produced a lot of concept cars that were important in one way or another. But which ones were the best according to Porsche itself?

Porsche has a genuinely good Youtube channel, which is not so common in automotive world. Here they had interesting series, called “Porsche Top5” and one video was dedicated to the best concept cars company has ever produced. Peter Varga, Director of Interior Design, and Ivo van Hulten, Director of Interior, presented these cars and explained why they were so significant for Porsche. In order not to spoil it, here is the video, watch it now.

So Porsche thinks that Typ 754 (ancestor of 911), 989 Concept (first Porsche sports car with four seats and four doors), Cayenne Cabriolet Concept, 918 Spyder Concept and Mission-e (future fully electric four seat car). Obviously, the Mission-e is the most important current car as it represents the future of Porsche. It was a huge hit in 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. But do you know what took to make it? It is actually documented in another video.

Porsche concept cars are always showing the change of direction of the entire company, so it is a good idea to watch them carefully. However, petrolheads hope that high-revving, extremely well balanced and fun to drive Porsche sportscars will not lose their character when company starts paying more and more attention to electric mobility. It will be a sad day when they fade away from the scene.

On the other hand, now Porsche is at its peak and a bigger range of models will allow it to grow quicker and invest more into what it does best – intoxicating sportscars.

284 tonnes against one Porsche – no sweat, no drama (Video)

284 tonnes against one Porsche – no sweat, no drama (Video)

Porsche is one of those automotive companies that never shy away from a challenge. By now it has achieved so much that it really doesn’t need to prove anything. It makes probably the best sports cars in the world, it has reached countless victories in sport competitions, it is demonstrating impressive business results – it’s got everything. But Porsche SUV’s, as popular as they are, really didn’t get their medals. However, the Cayenne has now finally reached a new level of fame.

Obviously, Cayenne is a very important car for Porsche. It basically saved the company – that’s how popular it was. But it is not a sports car – it is a heavy SUV. So what is it good for?

Well, as you will see in the video, it is good for road tripping from the UK to France in comfort. That comes as no surprise. And then it can tow an Airbus A380 out of its hangar. Wait, what?

It is a new achievement in the Guinness World Records books. A completely standard Porsche Cayenne SUV managed to pull the 284 tonnes of a plane over the course of 100 feet (30.48 metres). The previous record belonged to the Nissan Patrol, which towed an aircraft weighing 170.91 tonnes. So the record was not only broken – it was crushed to pieces.

As you might have noticed, it was just a common diesel Porsche Cayenne with a 4.2 litre engine that did it. Sure it is powerful and has lots of torque, but it is just an ordinary car – you can buy one like this tomorrow and pull another Airbus A380 if you want to. Porsche experts just had to make sure that pressure in the tires was correct and that the car was in a good shape.

One might notice that it is not the most powerful SUV on the market. We don’t know how long it will take for someone to beat this record but there is no denying that it is mighty impressive. Porsche is famous for its reliability, speed and handling. And now for pulling a seriously heavy plane. It didn’t even look like it broke a sweat…

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