Patrick Grieve
No Comments

“Jason Bourne” Stunt Driver Takes 2016 Chevy Camaro SS for a Hair-raising Ride on Dubai Runway

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

Still from Chevrolet Arabia's #Zero100Zero video showing 2016 Chevy Camaro SS and stunt driver Martin Ivanov on Skydrive Dubai Runway

There’s a lot to like about the new sixth-generation 2016 Chevy Camaro. Of the many stats it can boast, though, none have been as dramatically illustrated as its ability to go from zero to 100 mph and back again in just 313 meters—thanks to this new video from Chevrolet Arabia.

Titled #Zero100Zero, this two-minute promotional piece was filmed on the Skydrive Dubai Runway. It’s the craziest car stunt to take place in the populous United Arab Emirates city since Vin Diesel jumped a Lykan HyperSport from one of the Etihad Towers to another in Furious 7 (except this one was real, not CGI).

Take a look:

2016 Camaro: How to drive a new Camaro SS at Daytona International Speedway

The video begins with the usual disclaimers (don’t try this at home, yada yada yada…) before introducing us to the 2016 Chevy Camaro SS, running down a list of its selling points. It’s 90 kilograms (or 205 lbs) lighter than the outgoing model, and features a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine, magnetic ride control, and Brembo brakes. Oh, and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 mph and then come to a complete stop in 313 meters (or 1,027 feet), beating out its closest rivals by 100 meters.

Next, the video introduces us to Russian stunt man Martin Ivanov, whose credits include stunt driving for Dave Bautista in the James Bond film Spectre and for Matt Damon in the upcoming Jason Bourne.

Ivanov climbs into an un-modified SS, gets it up to 100 mph, hits the brakes, and manages to avoid an unwanted bath.

I have to compliment Chevrolet Arabia on this brilliant bit of marketing. It’s way better than the stupid “Real People, Not Actors” commercials that Chevy makes us watch here in the states.

Fuel for Thought: Is there a relationship between personality and car color?

  • Patrick GrieveEditor

    Patrick Grieve was born in Southwestern Ohio and has lived there all of his life, with the exception of a few years spent getting a Creative Writing degree in Southeastern Ohio. He loves to take road trips, sometimes to places as distant as Northeastern or even Northwestern Ohio. Patrick also enjoys old movies, shopping at thrift stores, going to ballgames, writing about those things, and watching Law & Order reruns. He just watches the original series, though, none of the spin-offs. And also only the ones they made before Jerry Orbach died. Season five was really the peak, in his opinion. See more articles by Patrick.