in ten minutes, by Ferrari 275 GTB
In August 1978, 43 years ago, the French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyroscope camera in the front of a Ferrari 275 GTB, and invited a friend, a professional Formula 1 driver to make a journey in the heart of Paris at the greatest possible speed before the break of day.
The film was to last 10 minutes and the route would go from Porte Dauphine through the Louvre to the SacreCoeur basilica. Lelouch did not get permission to close any streets on the dangerous journey. The driver completed the circuit in less than 9 minutes, reaching up to 260 km per hour at times.
The film shows him passing through red lights, dodging pedestrians, scaring pigeons, and driving one-way streets at dawn.