Absolutely Everything About This Ad Is Just Greatness And Glory

Really, I don't know where to start. The music? That lady? The fact that it's all emblazoned with the words Super Gran Turismo? Everything about this ad is just so cheap looking, but somehow also so beautifully unrestrained, that I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.


Let's start with the most important part, the car. The Toyota Soarer eventually morphed into what we know as the Lexus SC430, the vehicle infamous for both looking and driving like a pillow in every single way possible. Before that, though, it was a neat little coupe based on the Toyota Supra, which is not such a bad thing. The styling is pretty grand as well, as I'm a huge sucker for wing-mounted door mirrors. I'm not sure how practical they are, but if humanity was only concerned about the practical then God would have never invented high heels.

The other thing I love about the exterior is that it was not only completely angular in the way that every Japanese car from that era was, but also that it seemed to come in that unique blend of white paint that ever Japanese car from that era did. Maybe this is just hindsight as every old and beat-up Supra is in this shade, but they all seemed to come straight from the factory with some dirt and grime still on them. No matter, as the Soarer speeds off into 1980's computer-generated hyperspace.

But you know who doesn't also care about dirt? That lady. What is she doing there? It doesn't matter, I suppose, as with her endorsement of the Toyota Soarer I don't need to know anything else. She is the perfect embodiment of the insane thought of Zuul from Ghostbusters somehow also making an appearance in Tron. Now that I think about it though, maybe that wouldn't be such a bad mashup?

Well I guess now we know. Something like that would've been full of greatness and glory.


Along with Martin, Dutch Gunderson, Lana and Sally Decker

There is so much awesome in this Corvette ad from 1984, it boggles the mind.