Skip advert
Advertisement

12. Peugeot 405: Take my breath away

A field of maize spontaneously erupts into flames as a Peugeot 405 drives by and Take My Breath Away, by Berlin, plays in the background.

The ad

A field of maize spontaneously erupts into flames as a Peugeot 405 drives by and Take My Breath Away, by Berlin, plays in the background. That’s it. What causes the fiery explosions? Who is driving the car? Where is he driving to… or what is he driving from? What does it all mean? We can only guess. This advert is not about answering questions, it’s about high-octane, maize-exploding drama. And a French saloon.

The expert view

“A classic example of borrowing interest: everyone wanted to be Kelly McGillis or Tom Cruise from Top Gun, and it’s the Berlin tune that was number one for so long. The flaming billboard really sticks in the mind.”

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

10 surprising things made by car companies, that aren't cars
Things made by car manufacturers - header
Features

10 surprising things made by car companies, that aren't cars

The world’s biggest auto manufacturers have many strings to their bows...
6 May 2024
Best new cars coming in 2024
Best new cars coming in 2024 - header image
Best cars & vans

Best new cars coming in 2024

There are some big new models from the likes of BMW, Citroen, Dacia, Ford, MINI, Skoda and more on the way in 2024
12 Mar 2024
Bumper Peugeot news drop: Allure Care 8-year warranty, ChatGPT tech, plus E-408 and E-5008 EVs confirmed
Peugeot 3008 - charging
News

Bumper Peugeot news drop: Allure Care 8-year warranty, ChatGPT tech, plus E-408 and E-5008 EVs confirmed

The French firm also declares that its cars will feature ChatGPT
30 Jan 2024
All change at Stellantis: Vauxhall, Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat vans get a fresh new look
2023 Stellantis van lineup
News

All change at Stellantis: Vauxhall, Citroen, Peugeot and Fiat vans get a fresh new look

A total of 12 new models spearhead Stellantis' bid for greater commercial vehicle success
23 Oct 2023

Most Popular

Car Deal of the Day: £14,000 off a factory fresh, top-of-the-range Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf
News

Car Deal of the Day: £14,000 off a factory fresh, top-of-the-range Nissan Leaf

Nissan’s electric family hatchback with a huge discount is our Deal of the Day for 20 June
20 Jun 2024
No more EV! New BMW X3 gets petrol, diesel and PHEV power only
BMW X3 - front
News

No more EV! New BMW X3 gets petrol, diesel and PHEV power only

The all-new premium BMW X3 SUV has a sharp new look and cutting-edge tech, but no iX3 EV this time around
18 Jun 2024
New Bugatti Tourbillon revealed: 1,774bhp, £3.8m, V16 hypercar aims to blow rivals away
Bugatti Tourbillon - front action
News

New Bugatti Tourbillon revealed: 1,774bhp, £3.8m, V16 hypercar aims to blow rivals away

1,774bhp, a new naturally aspirated V16 engine and an otherworldly design mark out Bugatti’s next new generation hypercar
20 Jun 2024