Ferrari SF90 Stradale and Charles Leclerc protagonists in a unique short film – CLAUDE LELOUCH: FERRARI RENDEZVOUS REDUX – to be shot in Monaco on what was to be one of F1’s major events.
Some appointments in the calendar cannot be forgotten. Even under the most difficult of circumstances, they cry out to be honored and transformed into an opportunity, to create something truly unique and memorable. With this in mind on Sunday morning, on the day that the Formula 1 Grand Prix was to take place in the Monaco but suspended due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic (the last time an F1 Grand Prix in Monaco didn’t take place was in 1954), Claude Lelouch will shoot a new short film Le Grand Rendez-Vous with Charles Leclerc, inspired by his famous C’etait Un Rendez-Vous, filmed in 1976.
The protagonists this time in CLAUDE LELOUCH: FERRARI RENDEZVOUS REDUX will be the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the Prancing Horse’s first series production hybrid model, and the Monegasque talent, who will take Ferrari’s new entry on a first breathtaking drive through the Principality’s winding streets and roads. The new short evokes both the atmosphere of the beloved Grand Prix and the roar of the Ferrari 275 GTB that provided the instantly recognizable soundtrack to the 1976 film shot in Paris.
On the city circuit the all-wheel-drive hybrid SF90 Stradale will measure its unmatched performance for a Ferrari production car: 986 horsepower, 590 pound-feet torque, and creates up to 860 pounds of downforce at 155 mph! It can sprint to 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds.The car’s name, a reference to the 90th anniversary of Scuderia Ferrari celebrated last year, exemplifies the symbiosis of transferred technology between Ferrari road and track cars, of which this recent model is the maximum expression.
This first post-lockdown French shoot symbolically will also mark the start of a gradual return to the ‘new normal’ after the pandemic and the restart for the film industry, impacted significantly by recent restrictions. Ferrari welcomed partnership in the film as a way of demonstrating support for its tifosi, clients and supporters as an expression of hope that the world will gradually be able to absorb the painful and complex health crisis which has affected everyone, allowing us to begin to look positively towards the future, also in anticipation of the expected restart of the F1 season in July.
In the same spirit, over the past months, the Maranello marque has continued to demonstrate its commitment to fighting the Covid-19 crisis through concrete support ranging from fundraisers, to the distribution of healthcare equipment to hospitals, to the production of respiratory conversion valves at the Maranello factory, to the most recent expression of transfer technology represented in the design of a new pulmonary ventilator, FI5, offered in open source production at global level.
View the original 1976 Claude Lelouch film C’était Un Rendez-Vous @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJYOMFayruw
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