A Nimitz-class American aircraft carrier is big. Really, really big. After all, it has to be, in order to launch and recover a wide array of military aircraft. But when it's not catapulting F/A-18 Super Hornets and E-2 Hawkeyes into the wild blue yonder, what exactly can you use its 1,040-foot long flight deck for? Well, BMW seems to have an idea.

Now, obviously BMW hasn't paid Uncle Sam to convert the deck of the USS John C. Stennis into a racetrack (but what an idea!). That doesn't make this video of an Austin Yellow M4 slipping and sliding its way around the carrier deck any less entertaining. The video itself comes, weirdly considering the US aircraft carrier, from BMW of Canada, and we aren't really sure what the point of it is. There's no voiceover, or title or closing screens to lend the scene any context, and it seems unlikely that this sort of seemingly high-dollar video would be done sheerly for giggles. Whatever the reason for its existence, it's worth a watch.

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      550PlusX5
      • 5 Months Ago
      Hopefully this will be as fun as they say it is... On order....... heh heh
        Jai
        • 5 Months Ago
        @550PlusX5
        Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your car! - 640PlusZ4 ;)
        Hernan
        • 5 Months Ago
        @550PlusX5
        Undoubtedly it will be. Enjoy it!
      Trent
      • 5 Months Ago
      No blow off valve? lol
      enthusiast
      • 11 Days Ago
      super cool!!!
      knightrider_6
      • 5 Months Ago
      Dear BMW, Spend a little time improving the quality of your shitty cars. you are welcome.
        550PlusX5
        • 5 Months Ago
        @knightrider_6
        Haven't had a problem with any of mine...
          550PlusX5
          • 5 Months Ago
          @550PlusX5
          Dear knightrider, if you can't afford the proper maintenance of a german car, please stick with your Pontiac Aztek while you're busy flipping burgers...
        ghetto2315
        • 5 Months Ago
        @knightrider_6
        My 2012 M3 Coupe (VIN 8789) has had ZERO issues, other than a flat in my rear passenger tire caused by a rogue nail. EVERY brand has issues with their cars. That is what happens when you're one of the biggest automotive companies in the world producing thousands upon thousands of vehicles. It's the luck of the draw. Not sure why you're saying BMW needs to improve the quality of their cars. The hundreds of thousands of people who have purchased/leased one in the past few years (except for last year where Benz just barely edged out BMW) to put BMW at the top of the luxury car segment would argue otherwise...
        Jai
        • 5 Months Ago
        @knightrider_6
        Come back when you can afford one You're welcome
      Flash!
      • 5 Months Ago
      Definitely CGI, but creative and entertaining none the less.
      PossibleHero
      • 5 Months Ago
      Honestly good CGI... is just fun to watch as well sometimes. Cool Add!
      jjmoonen
      • 5 Months Ago
      Cool video to watch (entertaining), but definitely NOT the surface of an Aircraft carrier. The surface used on those ships would shred those tires in short order and make drifting next to impossible. I do agree that if possible it would be tons of fun.
      Hernan
      • 5 Months Ago
      Didn't love the sound. I recently saw a video of the F-Type R Coupe which sounded MUCH nicer. Do I think the M4 is still amazing and I want one? Of course. But the sound, meh.
      T. C.
      • 5 Months Ago
      Unless car and driver end up on the bottom of the harbor, viewing is kind of a waste of time, isn't it?
      jonnybimmer
      • 5 Months Ago
      Has a very Michael Bay feel to it, but it was still fun to watch. Can't go wrong with car drifting + pure engine sound (insert BMW's fake exhaust joke here) + slick slo-mo shots.
        dbeck355
        • 5 Months Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        i was just about to ask if Michael Bay did the sound effects
          ghetto2315
          • 5 Months Ago
          @dbeck355
          Oh you didn't hear? The BMW M4 is one of the next transformers. The current group of GM transformers have been reporting faulty ignitions and are due to retire...
      stevenh
      • 5 Months Ago
      i would like to see if BMW would honour your warranty if they saw that you drive you car in that manner.
      Rocketpower
      • 5 Months Ago
      The 74 is the Truman and it's obviously fake but kinda cool.
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