Toyota GT86 ad banned in UK for encouraging ‘dangerous driving’

The Toyota GT 86 (known as the Scion FR-S in the US market) commercial has been banned in the UK for allegedly encouraging dangerous driving.

The commercial, called ‘The Real Deal,’ shows an animated man driving a car in an animated world where things are controlled by some virtual authority. Eventually, the man ends up buying a Toyota GT 86 from some underground mafia place and drives away until he breaks through a glass wall into the real world.

Pure poetry right? I thought it was kind of cool actually but two UK viewers complained that the ad was irresponsible and encouraging dangerous driving.

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has now banned the commercial but Toyota still has it up on its YouTube page for you to check out.
Checkout the TV Commercial below the jump.


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