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Scion FR-S Commercial Shoot Goes Awry (Video)

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On: Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 9:51AM | By: Chris Weiss

Scion FR-S Commercial Shoot Goes Awry (Video)

Toyota has been busy producing footage and commercials of its new GT 86/Scion FR-S. The videos we actually get to see are smooth, aesthetic footage that highlight Toyota's sporty new cars. But it's not always so smooth behind the scenes. A new video shows one unexpected blooper that surely caused the director to yell "Cutttttt!!!"

During the video shoot, professional driver Ken Gushi is surprised by a sudden flash of fast, spry deer. The deer leaps right out into the road and hops across just inches from the FR-S' bumper. Gushi appears to swerve ever so slightly but is admirably unrattled and steady at the wheel.

Gushi explains: "As I come across this left-hand turn, over a crest and onto a straight...all of a sudden I see this black figure just pouncing around. At that moment, I knew: Oh $#@!, something's wrong." He then turns it around to Scion's advantage, adding, "The car brakes really well; it handles really well."

So even professional drivers on closed commercial sets have to deal with unexpected obstacles on the road. The video was shot at California's Mt. Diablo State Park, so it's not entirely surprising that there was some wildlife around.

I grew up in an area with a big deer overpopulation problem, so this video is a little too close to reality for me. Check it out:



Stephy21 | 12:17PM (Fri, Feb 10, 2012)

This was a close call if they would have hit that deer the car would have been in horrible shape.


Sami18 | 12:22PM (Fri, Feb 10, 2012)

How often does this happen? Thankfully they didn't hit the deer.


dwalter | 5:28PM (Mon, Feb 13, 2012)

Pretty good testimonial for the FR-S's brakes

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