Pitting a truck to race against the world’s fastest production car reeks of attention seeking intents. After it’s epic Jean-Claude Van Damme starring commercial, Volvo Trucks have teased one more advertisement, now promoting its brand new I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission on the FH Series- by racing it against the otherworldly Koenigsegg One:1 mega-car, which also happens to be the most powerful production car .
Steering the Volvo FH truck will be former racing driver and Fifth Gear host Tiff Needell. Shot at the Ring Knutstorp race-track in south Sweden, the purpose and result of such a race remains unclear. One can see the mighty Koenigsegg tear ahead of the Volvo FH in the drag, but what else did you expect? A power to weight ratio of 1:1 is no match for a lot of truck. Anyways all will be revealed on November 11th.
According to the PR director at Volvo Trucks Per Nilsson, “Matching a Volvo FH against Koenigsegg One:1 is the perfect challenge to see if our newly launched I-shift Dual Clutch gearbox lives up to expectations in terms of driveability and driving comfort that comes with seamless gear shifting.”