Ferrari has attempted to recreate the magic of one of the most epic drives caught on camera with a little help from the original film’s director, as well as current Formula One driver Charles Leclerc.
The film is 1976’s cult classic “C’était un rendez-vous,” which depicts a high-speed run through the streets of Paris supposedly in a Ferrari 275 GTB. The film’s director Claude Lelouch, who was also its mystery driver, has revealed in interviews that the car he used was actually a Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9, and that the Ferrari’s engine sound was dubbed in.
Ferrari calls its own film “Le Grand Rendez-Vous,” and released it Saturday. This time an actual Ferrari, the 986-horsepower SF90 Stradale hybrid hypercar, is the star car, and the streets of Monaco have been swapped in for Paris, with all of the filming work taking place on May 24 as a nod to this