The new F90 BMW M5 is a very impressive machine – it’s made it to the top of one writer’s Top Five list last year, and you can read the full review here to see why. Words aside, nothing can demonstrate the super sedan’s power and agility quite they way the latest video from BMW UK does.

In a fantastic display of precision drifting, the big V8-powered limousine dances skilfully around a group of cone-shaped robots that shift around to create a dizzying array of makeshift courses, from a circle to a figure-eight and everything in between – all in just a minute and a half. The adorable beeps and bloops made by the “drones” are also timely, given that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still fresh on everyone’s minds.

The reality isn’t quite as spellbinding, if the behind-the-scenes video is to be believed. Some of the shots show the M5 drifting only around an inner line of cones, with the ones behind digitally implanted in post-production – likely to simplify the filming process for practical reasons. The cones are also most probably remote-controlled rather than being sentient, as they use an RC car as a base.

We certainly don’t doubt the M5’s ability to do all those stunts for real, however. Not when it has a 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 making 600 hp and 750 Nm of torque, a specially-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission and a variable all-wheel drive system with a rear-drive mode for smoky sideways action all day long.