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August 02, 2006

Fun With Near Vehicular Homicides: Mercedes Zooms At Breakneck Speeds Through Paris' Streets

It's old. Really old. As in, the original film was shot in 1978.

But I hadn't seen it before. It's harrowing, it's utterly illegal, it's irresponsible almost to the point of criminally negligent homicide.

And yet-- well, it's exciting, as most dangerously stupid things are.

The filmmaker was arrested upon showing the film. He never revealed who the car's driver was.

Corrections: The fact checkers tell me it wasn't a Ferarri, it was a Mercedes. The sound of the engine was dubbed in, and that noise came from a Ferarri.

Further, the car reaches 140 KPH, not MPH, as I first wrote. Which is 85 mph.

Still very dangerous, of course.

Thanks for the corrections, guys.


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