We forgive you, as everybody thinks this is fake, but it is real. No trick photography here.
For those who care, here is the official story from Honda....
This is the new Honda commercial in the UK. There are no computer graphics or digital tricks in the film, everything you see really happened in real time exactly as you see it.
This film took 606 takes. The crew of engineers spent weeks shooting night and day. The film took three months to complete and is two minutes in length.
This is fast becoming the most downloaded advertisement in Internet history. When the ad was pitched to senior executives, they signed off on it immediately without any hesitation. They commented on how amazing computer graphics have gotten, they fell off their chairs when they were told it was for real.
There are six and only six handmade Accords in the world. To the horror of Honda engineers, the filmmakers disassembled two of them to make the film. Everything that you see in the film are parts from those two cars.
Oh, and about those funky windshield wipers. On the new Accords, the windshield wipers have water sensors and are designed to start doing their thing automatically as soon as they become wet.
Turn up the sound, click on the following link and enjoy. http://home.attbi.com/~bernhard36/honda-ad.html
That part didn't seem right to me either. It seemed like they started moving faster too. After watching it again I have to go back to my pessimistic view here. I don't see how the tires could roll uphill like they do.
One of the Tires seems to speed up and after it hits the one in front of it, bounces back and then continues uphill again? There would have to be a heck of a spin on the tire to do that I think, wouldn't there? I just don't see where it could come from.
For the tire skeptics, they added weights to the inside of the rims, on the upper portion. Large weights infact, and when triggered, gravity pulling them down causes tire to roll almost impossibly upwards. Just counterweight action. I wondered about that until I read an explantion on the directors (I think) website.
Bill- That's why the tire bounces back (against the pull of the counterweight, storing up a little more energy) then rolls back uphill.
[This message has been edited by rat4spd (edited 06-19-2003).]