Kuala Lumpur - In conjunction with the launch of the New 2014 MINI (F56) cars, MINI Malaysia celebrates the uprated power and legendary go-kart agility of its new models in an action-packed online video that pits man against MINI. Conceptualised by Saatchi & Saatchi Arachnid, the web video nudges MINI towards an edgier, performance-oriented demeanour.
In a first for the automotive brand, the MINI Cooper F56 competes against four extreme stuntmen in a battle waged on land, water and air. Each stunt person performs a range of tricks and manoeuvers, with the MINI matching their skill on the road.
The stunt, filmed in Putrajaya, Malaysia, used a stock showroom-spec car completely devoid of any modifications driven by Ivan Khong, a rally driver, performance driving instructor and Malaysian Gymkhana Champion. The online video was filmed over two days without camera tricks, using only a Sony F700, two Canon 5D MK3s, ten GoPro cameras and two drone-mounted cameras.
The stuntmen featured are:
- Fizzy: A Top 10 Asian Extreme Sports Championship BMX freestyle rider
- Shuk: Malaysia's first pro Flyboard performer and instructor
- Rizlan: A Paramotor pilot and member of Malaysia's pioneer North Pole Free Fall Expedition
- Nasa: Skydiver
and BASE jumper with over 200 jumps to date
The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-5CoPMPau0
Malaysian residents have the opportunity to take the New MINI Cooper S home for a weekend test drive as well as to personally experience one of the stunts in the video. Contest details here: http://newminipower.my/contest.aspx