Mind-blowing car commercials that employ optical illusions and jaw-clenching stunts instead of computer animation are becoming the norm these days, and everybody from Volvo Trucks to Forza Motorsport 5/McLaren are regular contributors to the growing trend. Honda joins the crowd in its latest European commercial for the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC Diesel, and uses well-placed props and well-drawn imagery to trick viewers into seeing the "impossible."

The old-fashioned optical illusion is alive and well in Honda's "An Impossible, Made Possible" spot, so go ahead and watch it and the making-of video below.




I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 27 Comments
      drew
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fantastic commercial.
      Dark Gnat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Timing plays a huge part in making these illusions work. The shadows of the real objects must line up with the painted ones, so a good bit of planning had to go into that. Nicely done.
      nixit71
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't Squeeze do this 25 years ago?
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
        • 1 Year Ago
        [blocked]
          • 1 Year Ago
          [blocked]
        Yeah yeah
        • 1 Year Ago
        Uh, was that just sarcasm or did you miss the part that it wasn't computer generated effects?
        Dark Gnat
        • 1 Year Ago
        Failed yourself, you have.
      GR
      • 1 Year Ago
      "An impossible made possible" was their moto of the ad for this diesel CR-V. I'll buy into this message if the impossible is made possible; a diesel CR-V in the USA.
        Arizonarelax
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GR
        Very good and I will add to the requested diesel more design and comfort effort put into the front seats. A painful reality which an illusion can't hide after a few short hours on the road.
      macdaddy
      • 1 Year Ago
      You know what really is an optical illusion??? Honda Diesel engine in North America... :(
        • 1 Year Ago
        @macdaddy
        [blocked]
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      That... was cool.
      PiCASSO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Awesome...
      rstonnerdd
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can they do one of the optrickal conclusions where diesels cost $3.25 a gallon?
      piggybox
      • 1 Year Ago
      well done, amazing design of illusion
      Mike Cornell
      • 1 Year Ago
      How about make "the impossible" possible and bring the diesel over here, Honda?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mike Cornell
        [blocked]
      Racerits
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is that Garrison Keillor?
    • Load More Comments