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1998 Audi S8, 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL, BMW M5 E34: 1991 Ronin (1998)

The big set piece at the centre of Ronin involves as car chase where the protagonists driving a 1998 Audi S8 and a 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL ambushes a convoy to steal the movies MacGuffin. There is also a great chase through the streets of Paris involving a BMW M5 and a more mundane Peugeot. The most notable thing about the chases in the movie is the sense of authenticity, this was achieved by using real cars with stunt drives and not relying on special effects. This is further enhanced by the minimal use of music in the scenes, instead using authentic engine noises.

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