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Experience Endless Exhilaration in High-octane Toyota GR Yaris Spot

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The&Partnership launches Toyota Gazoo Racing's thrilling new campaign in Europe
Experience Endless Exhilaration in High-octane Toyota GR Yaris Spot

The&Partnership today announces its latest spot for Toyota. ‘Endless Exhilaration’, the launch campaign for the new Toyota GR Yaris, is the story of a how Toyota’s landmark hot hatchback turns an everyday drive into an adrenaline-fueled adventure.

Following the launch of the GR Supra in 2019, GR Yaris is the second model in Toyota’s expanding GR line-up. No ordinary hatchback, the all-wheel-drive GR Yaris brings state-of-the-art technology to the road in its role as a homologation model for Toyota’s entry in the World Rally Championship (WRC).

Described by Top Gear magazine as ‘the best car we’ve ever driven’, Toyota’s lauded hot hatchback deserved a high-octane, blood-pumping campaign to match the hype. The&Partnership and Toyota Motor Europe enlisted the help of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT team principal and former WRC driver, Jari-Matti Latvala, to star as the film’s protagonist.

Shot by Alberto Blanco, the campaign launches with a suite of assets that showcase the dynamic and exhilarating character of the GR Yaris. Joined by his niece for a mundane trip home, Jari-Matti’s enthusiasm comes alive as the car transforms an everyday drive into a journey to remember.

Incredible drone footage and dynamic camera angles capture Jari-Matti’s precision and skill behind the wheel whilst his niece plays the role of co-driver, joyfully reading pace notes as the pair enjoy the thrills injected into their drive by the 261 DIN hp 1.6L three-cylinder turbo engine.

“We set out to bring the excitement of rally racing into the everyday. That proved to be quite easy with a former rally driver at the wheel. Each time Jari-Matti stepped on the gas for a new take we saw nothing but smiles. Mission accomplished.” said Guus Ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier, senior creatives at The&Partnership. 

Whilst shooting the campaign in Croatia, Jari-Matti Latvala likened the lively atmosphere on set of his first ever advertising shoot to his competitive rally driving experience: “When it’s action time you really need to be on it. It’s been good fun with great people…if I get another opportunity, I will come back”. 


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Client 

Client​: Toyota 

General Manager Toyota GAZOO Racing: Alain Dujardyn 

Agency 

Agency: ​The&Partnership 

Executive Creative Director: ​Andre Moreira 

Creative: Guus Ter Beek

Creative: ​Tayfun Sarier

Producer:   ​Dale Chapman  

Account Director: ​ Stefano della Schiava 

Account Manager: ​Jake Mancer

Production 

Production Company: ​ Alumina Studios 

Director: ​ Alberto Blanco

Producer: ​ Miles Wilkes

Director of Photography: Octavio Arias

Service

Service Company: Bas Productions

Service Company Producer: Kaja Slodnjak

Sound

Sound: The Lobby ES

Sound by: Fede Pajaro

Genres: People, Action

Categories: Automotive, Cars

The&Partnership, Fri, 26 Feb 2021 09:20:25 GMT