Shell Ferrari F1 Ad Gives Us V8 Nostalgia: Throwback Thursday
The current 2014 Formula 1 season has been nothing short of captivating. The battles both on-track and off have kept fans engaged from Melbourne all the way through Sochi, and that vigor doesn’t appear to be waning. Crucially though, it has moved the outrage over the new V6 engine note to the back burner. But old TV spots like this Shell/Ferrari ad from 2007 – the early days of the recent V8 era – make us yearn for a return to ear-shattering form. PHOTOS: Check out photos of the 2014 Ferrari F14-T Formula 1 car
To flaunt its technical partnership with Ferrari, Shell shipped some of Ferrari’s most celebrated F1 race cars across the globe to put their power down on the streets of some of its most unmistakable cities: Rio, Rome, New York, and even the principality of Monaco. But there’s no denying the real stars of the segment.
Back-to-back film cuts present the generational leap, both aurally and mechanically, between each era of Ferrari performance. From the guttural punch of the early front-engine formula cars to the high-revving shriek of the V10 and V8 monsters. To the most diehard of racing fans – it’s a religious experience. And after seeing something like this, it isn’t hard to figure out why.
Have you spotted any of your favorites here?
RELATED: Check out the McLaren-fighting 1998 Ferrari F300 Formula 1 Car
For More, Follow BoldRide on Twitter and Sign Up for our Newsletter