Nike – The Swith with CR7 Huayra
Nike Football is usually VERY good with commercials. And their latest, The Switch with CR7 Huayra is definitely part of those great commercials! Just like the previous shorter commercial from the brand, where we could see Cristiano Ronaldo going inside a “secret room” in his house, where there was a Pagani Huayra. The car happened to be the “secret stash” where the football star hid his new Nike boots. It was fun, but short.
This time Nike really outdid themselves, with what seems to be like a full 5-min short. What’s the story? Real quick: during an official game, Cristiano Ronaldo is thrown off the pitch after running too fast, and collides with a ball boy. This is when “The Switch” happens. After they wake up, the ball boy is stuck inside Ronaldo’s body, and Ronaldo is stuck inside the boy’s body. And this is when the real fun & magic of football happens: these two exchange lives, to eventually meet again after hard work and determination.
But this isn’t exactly why I’m writing this article now, is it? The cool thing for us is that when the ball boy is Cristiano Ronaldo, he has to go to training, obviously. And to do so, he discovers his magnificent red Pagani Huayra that is waiting in his garage. The boy seems to have a bit of trouble with this powerful beast at first, and manages to reverse it at high speed into the wall, which leads to some pretty comic scene. This Switch with CR7 Huayra is probably the coolest thing ever. It’s pretty funny to see a car like that in a commercial like this too, especially when it’s part of a “running gag” from the previous commercial as well. Kudos to Pagani for being ballsy enough to negotiate such a cool place on a viral commercial, and beat the establisment (the likes of Ferrari & Lamborghini, for example). Who would’ve know that Cristiano Ronaldo was a Pagani man? 😉