Volvo Trucks today released the company’s newest commercial.
The commercial features a Volvo Truck racing a Koenigsegg- one of the world’s fastest sports cars. Note: “To stand a fair chance, the Volvo FH received a minor handicap – the truck will drive one lap while the Koenigsegg drives two. Despite this, the conclusion is still unpredictable,” Volvo states.
Tiff Needlell, professional race driver, drives the Volvo FH against the Koenigsegg.
The Koenigsegg is capable of reaching speeds of up to 248 mph in less than 20 seconds!
“Being a racing driver, you’re never afraid. You are always confident in your machinery. I was a bit apprehensive about driving a truck on a racetrack, since I’d never done it before. However, after I had driven it for a while I began to have full confidence in the Volvo,” says Tiff Needell.
“Matching a Volvo FH against Koenigsegg One:1 was a great challenge, to see if our new gearbox delivers what it promises in terms of driveability,” says Per Nilsson, PR Director at Volvo Trucks.
The commercial was produced to highlight the Volvo FH’s newest I-Shift Dual Clutch which is based on a technique used in sports cars.
“I-Shift Dual Clutch is absolutely incredible. It is particularly noticeable on slopes, the truck does not hold back – it just flows smoothly, without the gear changes being felt. When you brake, it switches down very softly and comfortably. The truck definitely has the heart of a sports car,” says Tiff Needell.