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Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion spec commercial - behind the scenes [video]

So, you have a fascination for film production gear but you also love sleek futuristic concept cars. Well then, you're going to love this video as Zyclotron, the producers of last year's Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion spec commercial, have sent us this behind the scenes update.

The 5 minute video captures the "movie magic" involved for shooting a concept car in a futuristic setting.  Hardly glamorous, with some grueling work performed by the crew.  But it seems the effort paid off as the video has collectively clocked well over 100,000 views since it's launch in December.

[The original spec commercial is posted below]

To refresh your memory, the Pandion concept debuted at the Geneva auto show last March and is the work of Bertone's Design and Brand chief Mike Robinson. The design was inspired by the Pandion Haliaetus (the Osprey) which is a predatory bird. Hence, the reverse scissor doors and the skeletal elements to the design. The theme of the design is 'skin and frame'.

The Pandion comes with a front-mounted 4.7 liter V8 with 450 PS (331 kW / 444 bhp) and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) of torque borrowed from the 8C Competizione. It weighs just 1000 kg (2205 lbs).

The concept was created as part of Alfa Romeo's 100th anniversary celebration and the car, or some of its elements, may just be turned into the next 159 replacement.

Source: Zyclotron

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GTurbo
It's a Concept car so practicality has been left out and panache and pizzaz stays in. After all, this car is Alfa Romeo's Centennial gift to itself and after the XJ masterpiece, who can doubt Bertone's magic?!
Feb 21, 2011 10:37 am
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bordeauxman1
I love this video ! Very interesting !!!!! Thx so ! I love this commercial and everything on !
Feb 20, 2011 5:55 pm
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Dragos_DreS
Its very hard to sale speed filming in an empty desert. In most shots the car looks like it is just cruising.
Feb 20, 2011 9:00 am
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SPORTINGUISTA_29
nice videos
Feb 19, 2011 1:58 pm
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henaz
What an incredibly impractical but beautiful car.
Feb 19, 2011 1:26 pm
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wcfuser14429
Ok , How would u open these doors in a low rood parking ?
Feb 19, 2011 10:21 am
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zamzungas
thats why it is concept.
Feb 19, 2011 11:32 am
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Wickedated
Beautiful but wcfuser is right, sure it's a concept, but why not just give it proper, real life doors? I don't understand these concepts being completely unrealistic, what's the point?
Feb 20, 2011 2:21 pm
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M!
cool behind the scenes. love how the guy is shaking himself to get the exhaust scene. btw, that car is gorgeous. this is why we look forward to the future! thank you bertone and alfa romeo. let's bring this on!
Feb 18, 2011 11:49 pm
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