Amazing Volvo commercial presenting the new Volvo FM trucks dynamic steering system. The pub stars Jean-Claude Van Damme featuring his famous split between two Volvo trucks driving rearwards!!!
At first I believed this was a cool CGI work as no stuntman is crazy enough to make a split between two driving trucks. It seems I was totally wrong … Jean-Claude Van Damme actually pulled the stunt and it seems to be 100% real!
““The stunt is real and is performed in just one take,” said Anders Vilhelmsson, public relations manager for the Volvo Trucks brand. “It’s a daring stunt but we had full control. There was never any real danger involved.” notes The Wall Street Journal.
Van Damme was hooked to safety lines (which are not visible in the movie) and the truck mirrors featured small platforms where he placed his feet to perform the split. Another detail – his feet were not secured to the mirrors!!!
Amazing, isn’t it? What’s your take on it?