Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum, also starring 2 Volkswagens

The last chapter of the Bourne Trilogy, the “Bourne Ultimatum” will hit theater screens soon. Aside from the trained assassin, Jason Bourne (played by the actor Matt Damon), and his love interest Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), Director Paul Greengrass also starred two Volkswagens to make the action thriller oozing with suspense.

The Volkswagen Touareg and Golf GT were showcased in scenes of amazing stunts and cat and mouse chase of Jason Bourne and Nicky Parsons while they flee from their enemies in different metropolitans around the world.

The movie features scenes like the retuned 2008 Touareg with Matt Damon in the steering wheel being chased by a NYPD car in the busy streets of New York. The scene features a lot of slamming and crashing and speed driving that definitely has the Touareg live up to the car it was built to be.

Bearing an image of an SUV, the Touareg 2 is redesigned with aerodynamic and sporty rear. Included in its three engine variations are the newly upgraded VR6 FSI and V8 FSI. Its 3.6 liter VR6 FSI can release up to 280 horsepower. The newly advanced 4.2 liter V8 FSI is Volkswagen’s first eight-cylinder engine with unleaded fuel direct injection that generates a remarkable 350 horsepower and 325 lbs. ft. of torque. The 5.0 liter TDI twin turbo delivers 310 horsepower and a striking 553 lbs. ft. of torque. The Touareg 2, with these three engines offers a maximum towing capacity of 7,716 pounds.

“This car is indestructible. We filmed crash scenes for three weeks, and the car kept going. This is one of the most incredible cars that I have ever driven,” exclaimed Graham Kelly, Action Vehicle Supervisor of “the Bourne Ultimatum”.

Another Volkswagen that continued its strong Hollywood presence in the film is the Golf GT sport. The Golf GT is built with the world’s first twin charged, direct air injection petrol engine. A new addition to its engine is the 1.4 TSI 140 PS engine that makes it achieve a 0-62mph in just 7.9 seconds. The performance this engine brings is matched with refined sporty good looks that’s more than eye candy for moviegoers.

“The involvement of these two Volkswagens in this elaborate and action packed production provides us ample opportunities to create innovative global marketing concepts,” says Jochen Sengpiehl, head of global marketing at Volkswagen.


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