Rebel Wilson Pilots 1978 Camaro Z28 in New Booking.com Commercial
In the new Booking.com commercial titled “Road Trip,” actress Rebel Wilson tries to teach comedian Keegan-Michael Key the art of improvisation before they go on an adventure in a 1978 Camaro Z28.
The commercial begins with Key pulling up at Wilson’s house in his gold Z28, but things quickly turn weird when Wilson steps out of the door wearing a tuxedo-style tracksuit, while also swinging some nunchucks. Key seems unfazed by Wilson’s behavior, but when he presents her with the itinerary of events for their trip, the Australian actress throws the list up in the air and smacks it to the ground with her nunchucks.
The message of the commercial seems to be that if Wilson has her smartphone to access the internet, that’s all her or any other person would need for a trip, besides, of course, a cool muscle car like the Camaro Z28.
Speaking of the Z28, while every Camaro came with a restyled front and rear fascia for the 1978 model year, the Z28 featured a simulated rope-wrapped steering wheel, new functional “gill” style fender vents, and a non-functional “stinger” style hood scoop. Powered by a 185-horsepower V8 engine, the factory-equipped 1978 Camaro Z28 could hit a top speed of 123 mph. However, thanks to fuel efficiency of 16 mpg on the highway, the stars of this commercial would presumably have to stop quite a few times at the gas station during their trip.
The power and fuel efficiency of the Camaro has come quite a long way in the 38 years since the Z28 model used in this commercial was released, especially considering that even the entry-level 2016 Chevy Camaro now comes with at least 275 horsepower and fuel economy of up to 30 mpg on the highway.
Still, there’s nothing quite like a classic American muscle car.
Speaking of the Camaro: Check out the specs and standard features of the new 2016 model
Video: 1978 Camaro Z28 Stars in New Booking.com Commercial
Samuel Huist is easily the tallest member (6-feet 5-inches) of the The News Wheel team. He enjoys listening to hip-hop music and loves watching NBA basketball. Sam is also a Dayton, Ohio native and doesn’t seem to mind that distinction as much anymore. His first car was a 1996 Ford Taurus he could barely fit in. Like many young folks, he seemed more concerned about the radio in his first car than actually doing the work to maintain an automobile, so sadly it’s no longer with us. See more articles by Samuel.