Volvo Trucks has managed to do something rather impressive in a space where most of their competitors simply aren’t found. In its series of “Live Test” stunts from the Swedish agency Forsman & Bodenfors, Volvo has not only highlighted the performance advantages of its trucks for its niche audience, but permeated the mainstream with a steady stream of viral YouTube videos.
Volvo Trucks – The Ballerina Stunt (Live Test 1)
Record-holding highliner Faith Dickey battles to cross the line between two speeding trucks. Will she make it? Please like, share and comment! Explore the top 10 stories http://volvotrucks.com/fh
The stunt was set up to show the precise handling of the new Volvo FH. Filmed on an unopened highway in Croatia in cooperation with Hollywood stunt director Peter Pedrero (James Bond, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean.) Directed by Academy Award nominee Henry Alex Rubin. Music by J. Ralph / The Rumor Mill.
Volvo Trucks – The Hamster Stunt (Live Test 2)
Can a hamster drive a 15-tonne truck? Watch cute little Charlie steer a brand new Volvo FMX in a rough quarry. Will he make it to the top? Please like, share and comment!
This is a daring test of the latest steering system. One that’s so easy to handle you can steer a heavy truck with your fingertips.
Volvo Trucks – The Chase (Live Test 3)
A red truck being chased by a herd of bulls through the streets of a Spanish city. The ultimate manoeuvrability test? Please comment!
This live test from Volvo Trucks shows how the new Volvo FL performs on tiny twisting streets in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain.
Oscar nominated director, Henry Alex Rubin, used 28 cameras in total to capture the event from every conceivable angle. Together with 50 runners, there was a crew of 250 people on site and hundreds of local spectators.
Volvo Trucks – The Hook (Live Test 4)
The president of Volvo Trucks puts his neck on the line in his own exciting stunt. No trick filming. Just Claes Nilsson, testing the new Volvo FMX. Would you dare? Please comment and like.
Volvo Trucks – The Technician (Live Test 5)
Roland Svensson’s head measures 275 mm. The new Volvo FMX has 300 mm of ground clearance. See what a few centimetres more space can do. Please like and comment!
Volvo Trucks – The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (Live Test 6)
Watch Jean-Claude Van Damme carry out his famous split between two reversing trucks. Never done before, JCVD says it’s the most epic of splits — what do you think? Please share & comment!
This live test was set up to demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering — a world first technology that makes the new Volvo FM easier to drive.
Filmed in Spain on a closed-off landing field at sunrise in one take.
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