• 31-AUG-2012

  • SOURCE: Volvo Trucks

New Video Available - Volvo Truck's Slackline Walking Stunt a Massive YouTube Hit

A young woman walks a slackline between two trucks driving at full speed: not even in Hollywood has this stunt ever been attempted. The stunt film is now a massive success on YouTube, with more than 5 million views over the past few days.

The woman on the line is American slackliner Faith Dickey, the world record-holder in highlining, a young sport which is about walking on a line as high and far as possible.

The stunt was set up to show the precise handling of the new Volvo FH, via which both trucks could maintain a steady gap throughout the stunt. It was filmed on an unopened highway in Croatia in cooperation with Hollywood stunt director Peter Pedrero (James Bond, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean).

The world premiere and official launch of the Volvo FH Series will be held on September 5 at 21.00 CET. A live webcast of the event will be available - an embed code for the player will be available if you wish to host it on your site by referencing Volvo webcast to journalisthelp@thenewsmarket.com.

Available footage includes the ballerina stunt video, an edited package of one of the stunt driver telling all as well as the public's reaction to the stunt and new FH truck.