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Pitting an eight-tonne Volvo FH against a Koenigsegg One:1 on a track run may seem like quite a mismatch, but this then is the premise of the short video titled Volvo Trucks vs Koenigsegg. It’s a race around a course, yes, but all done in a slightly different manner.

Seeing as the 1,360 kg Koenigsegg One:1, with its 1:1 power to weight ratio, was that bit faster, the Volvo FH received a small handicap – it had to do one lap, while the Koenigsegg did two around the Knutstorp race circuit in southern Sweden. Piloting the Volvo FH was motor racing personality Tiff Needell.

Volvo Trucks’ new I-Shift Dual Clutch gearbox was launched in Europe in June this year and is available on all markets selling the Volvo FH with Euro 6 D13 engines in 460, 500 and 540 hp output tunes.

The purpose of the challenge was to showcase the workings of the new dual-clutch transmission, which is unique in the heavy trucks segment, and put it to the ultimate test. How did it and the bulky FH fare? Not too shabbily, as it turned out.