Cinematic cars: 1987 Ferrari 412 in “Daft Punk’s Electroma” (2007)

We never paid much attention to the 412, but we must say, it looks pretty darn good in 2007’s “Daft Punk’s Electroma.”

Daft Punk’s Electroma is an odyssey of two robots who journey across a mythic American landscape of haunting, surreal beauty on a quest to become human. Their symbolic quest takes them from endless two lane highways to small idyllic towns to the arid desert.. (source).

Not actual music from the movie, but the highest-def clip online that features sweeping footage of the 1987 Ferrari 412 that was later auctioned off for charity:

Another remix, this one featuring the musical stylings of Daft Punk’s Thomas and Guy-Manuel (not featured anywhere in the actual movie):

Actual scene:

Trailer:


~ by velofinds on November 4, 2011.

10 Responses to “Cinematic cars: 1987 Ferrari 412 in “Daft Punk’s Electroma” (2007)”

  1. Great pics, I love the stills. A grey one of these used to park on the one of the steepest streets on my bike route in SF. Not there any more, but how often do you see a continually street-parked Ferrari! Only the 412. Well, maybe a Mondial.

    BTW, I’m finally achieving the dream and picking up an E28 M5 in a few weeks. Thought you would appreciate as I know you looked into them as well.

  2. These cars are awesome!! Did you see the photos I took of the local one with LS2 in it? Check my cars and coffee set on my flickr 🙂

    • And yes some may cry foul at the LS in a Ferrari but he also has the red 430 in the photos to make up for that..

  3. EMI auctioned that actual car this spring for Japan tsunami relief and it sold for almost $42k.

    http://idolator.com/5837351/daft-punk-87-ferrari-japan-charity-auction

  4. I love the looks of the 400 series Ferrari, especially in stately colors like black. The issue is they are horrible cars to maintain, which is a pity. I know of a few with LS engines and other american drivetrains, but come on…removing the V12? That’s half the appeal. A car to appreciate from afar, I’m afraid…

    • i agree that black is a great color for this car. i never loved it in silver (e.g., “rain man”) and thus always sort of discounted it— this film has me seeing it anew.

  5. It has a lot of stylistic cues in common with the 505 Pug. The same sort of aggression and angularity.
    Someone needs to bring back flat (relatively) sheet metal to contemporary vehicle design.

  6. random daft punk awesomeness:

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