3 years have passed since the Bugatti Chiron set the then new acceleration record 0-400-0 km / h; one of the most grueling tests for hypercars that can afford these speeds.
The video shot on the Ehra-Lessien circuit has achieved overwhelming success, with more 40 million of views. The mood thriller and the surrounding environment make it one of the most captivating car videos, but what really caught the eye is the recovery (in rolling shot jargon) starting from a standstill.
Who runs so much?
A new video uploaded on YouTube finally, by a specialized advertising filmmaker which car which made that much-discussed scene possible across the network. Many focused on specimens of well-known modified supercars, such as the Nissan GT-R and there are also those who believed it was the Toyota Supra (Mk IV).
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Still others thought of one superbike adapted to carry a video camera, but the truth is that Bugatti did not need to look elsewhere to keep up with the Chiron, given that the car chosen to film the record was a realother Chiron.
Help from above
During the filming, a helicopter was also involved in order to keep up with the car when it reached the speed predetermined. In fact, a drone would not have been able to maintain the same speed and would not have had enough autonomy.
What, however, was borrowed from the drone left on the ground is the video camera. It's about the Zenmuse X5, which equips the Inspire series of DJI drones. The advantages that this camera offers are many, but among those that make the most of professional videomakers there are the possibility of to record in RAW format and mechanical stabilization through gimbal.
The magic of cinema
This room also gives the possibility of follow the subject and keep it exactly in the spot you want inside the shot. One of the curiosities that leaked from the video is the fact that, during the post-production phase, the crew had to add somegasp'to the scene to liven it up and make it less soft than the original.
A problem which was found too late, however, is the refraction on the image of the hot air produced by the exhaust gases. The famous 'barbecue effect'made everything less clear and even if the definition is still excellent, it was an inconvenience, due to the placement of the room, which could not be resolved on the field.