Jean-Claude Van Damme must be some kind of super-human or maybe an alien. That’s the only explanation for the Volvo ad of the movie star/martial artist doing the splits between two moving semis.

As Patton Oswalt tweets, “Holy moley, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Is this real? I think this is real. My brain just melted.”

The Volvo YouTube account says of the stunt, “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.”


What makes it even more incredible is that the trucks are moving backwards, which we did not even notice the first time we watched this.

For more info on the stunt, watch the behind-the-scenes featurette about how they created this amazing ad.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."