We can think of plenty of good uses for long stretches of empty highway under construction, but performing a death-defying tightrope stunt between two semis is nowhere on our list. Now this isn't just any regular stunt, as Volvo Trucks enlisted world record-holding funambulist Faith Dickey and Hollywood stunt coordinator Peter Pedrero to come up with a video that helps shows off the "precision and control" of its new FH series semi trucks. (Yes, even truck companies are now trying to use viral videos to peddle their wares.)

It wouldn't be an exciting video if she walked a tightrope between the trucks as they were sitting still, and it obviously still wasn't good enough to film the stunt with the trucks simply driving on a flat, boring airport runway. Instead, the trucks are cruising down a deserted stretch of highway in Croatia barreling toward a divided tunnel in a mountain face at just under 80 km/h (close to 50 mph). Dickey is wearing a safety cable in case she falls off during the stunt, but with each truck heading into a separate tunnel, the tether won't help much if the rope breaks.

While you're watching the video below to see how Dickey and the new Volvo Trucks perform, we'll be on the phone with the passenger car side of Volvo to see if we can spend some time on this same Croatian stretch of road with a Polestar-tuned S60.


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      twisted-ravin
      • 2 Years Ago
      im glad she made it safe
      DSD
      • 2 Years Ago
      OMG she is CRAZY man!!!!!!!!
      Brandi Longman
      • 2 Years Ago
      I loved the stunt, It gave me goose bumps. So much danger and no room for any mistakes.
        kvh32055
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brandi Longman
        I bet you like ******* in public to! My kind of woman!
      prideventures
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care what people say, she is my hero...........woooooooooooooo!!!
      David
      • 2 Years Ago
      truly amazing))
      dickn2000b
      • 2 Years Ago
      A truly dumb stunt. And to do it to promote a product is even dumber, particularly when the product is manufactured by a company that has promoted safety for over 50 years.
        Carlo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dickn2000b
        WTF i pressed the thumbs up... and it is showing thumbs down... that fukingpisses me off.
      MrWhopee
      • 2 Years Ago
      What they need is hire the guy who managed to sell the idea to the woman. He'll be able to sell the trucks with no trouble.
      • 2 Years Ago
      big deal it wasnt that exciting
      Dzinziruk
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd hit that.
        Randy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dzinziruk
        I hate that expression. It sounds so violent. Why not say, "I'd do her"
          Blackstar
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Randy
          I hate that name Randy. Why not call yourself George?
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Randy
          [blocked]
      Donald Harwell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looked pretty choreographed to me.
      Edsel
      • 2 Years Ago
      This only proves it takes two Volvo semi's, driven by professional Hollywood stuntmen, to carry one 120# girl down the highway. What we really need to know; can these trucks haul a load of toilet paper to Walmart on time every time?
      Eddie Dwyer
      • 2 Years Ago
      She's attached to the rope at the ankle even if she fell. Still impressive.
        dickn2000b
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eddie Dwyer
        That ankle rope would not save her if she fell while over the guard rail, which would have taken her head off.
        Gordon Chen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Eddie Dwyer
        I don't think falling to the ground was the biggest danger of this stunt.
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