Old Peugeot 205 GTI spot proves why CGI stinks

"Back in the All or Nothing days, the Vanishing Point days, the Dirty Larry Crazy Mary days, the White Line Fever days, real cars smashed into real cars with real dumb people driving them."

- Stunt Man Mike, Death Proof

Or in this case, real planes smashing into real cars. Call us old fashioned, but Computer-Generated Imagery has all but ruined film and advertising. In the old days, you'd have to actually find a way to breed human-sized hamsters and teach them to drive a Kia Soul if you wanted a set of Hamstars to peddle your wares. Now we just turn to our computer graphics department and ask them to make it happen. Why is that such a bad thing, you ask? Look no further than this classic ad for the Peugeot 205 GTI.

Not only does this old clip feature the French hatch bouncing down the side of a snowy mountain and dashing across a frozen lake, there are explosions, a full-size cargo plane skimming mere feet from the Pug's roof and plenty of sliding around in the powder. James Bond would be proud. What does all of this tell us about the 205 GTI? Not a damn thing, and that's fine by us. Hit the jump for a look at the clip. Thanks for the tip, MotoringConBrio!

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