• May 14, 2010
Chevy's Dept. 180 slo-mo footage – Click above to watch video after the jump

Chevrolet's Dept. 180 video series follows Bowtie engineers as they test the quality of the brand's vehicles by taking extreme measures, and there are some pretty interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits that make a Chevy a Chevy. But this vid is without doubt the best: Dept. 180 did the super slo-mo routine on its finest clips, shot at 900 or 1,000 frames-per-second, and strung them all together. It might be the best Chevy commercial we've ever seen. Follow the jump for the action.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a goofy video, aye.

      But I really like this. I know all the car makers do these durability tests, but I like just seeing a sample. I'm actually more inclined to purchase a chevy vehicle after this. I'd like to see the 2012 Malibu's durability testing...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Loved it, much better than all the gimmicky cr@p they usually put in the commercials. I definatly agree with getting rid of the gold bow-tie. Black, red, or chrome would be much better. I usually paint mine flat-black.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They could take a lot of that and make it into a good commercial. Was great.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This a nice commercial,but I wish they would use mine . I wounder if they found it in their idea box? Who is incharge of making Chevy commercials ? Oh well I had a funny one ! They need to bring back the Nova !
      • 4 Years Ago
      Was that a Chevy ad or a tire ad?
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you can't get a marble to roll along the panel gaps, dump some ping pong balls over the hood instead!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice video, though my expectations were higher (asses falling into car seats and angry chili dog consumption just don't do much for me). I liked the shot where the Vette exhaust blew through the tire smoke. Too bad it ends with the gold bowtie-- I've long wished they would convert to chrome.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd like to see the red one come back for the performance cars. "Beware The Red Bowtie".
      • 4 Years Ago
      same old gm junk ...just slower
        • 4 Years Ago
        What has you got against Chevies? They've been the standard of cars since 1960 and still are good mobiles. I suppose you're from down south and still respect your grandads' hatred of unions!
      • 4 Years Ago
      that is good. i am glad that they can have fun and poke fun at themselves.
        • 4 Years Ago
        BigThreeSucks, hop back into your rice bucket, and drive as fast as it can towards a wall. Don't touch the break pedal.
      • 4 Years Ago
      sloooow mooooo is always sooo cooool
      • 4 Years Ago
      Inane to say the least.
      dree4424
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is great ,a true classic in the making, I loved mud off the boot
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