The Vauxhall Insignia made its first public appearance today when the vehicle, which emerged from the bottom of a container (aka the “orb”) suspended above Potters Fields Park, quickly lowered 45 meters in six seconds...

The Vauxhall Insignia made its first public appearance today when the vehicle, which emerged from the bottom of a container, aka as the “orb” suspended above Potters Fields Park, quickly lowered 45 meters in six seconds (7.6 metres per second) in front of a crowd of over 300 spectators. Then after it landed safely on the ground, Alain Visser, Chief Marketing Officer for GM Europe, drove the Insignia onto the stage and said:

"We are very proud of the Insignia and decided that an extraordinary car needed an extraordinary entrance, that's why we chose to drop in at one of London's most frequented and iconic locations - Tower Bridge just next to the London Assembly."

The setup story for the occasion fictitiously puts the 3.2 ton orb as an object which "crashed" to earth on Saturday, then during a mock clean-up mission on Sunday a 62 metre-high crane lifted the orb out of its massive crater on Potters Fields. Today the car dramatically fell 45 metres back to earth.

The event, compéred by Kate Thornton - first presenter of The X Factor - was capped by a performance from Bond, the British all-women's string performers.

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