• 24-SEP-2014

A Sports Car Under The Hood – With I-Shift Dual Clutch

In Volvo Trucks' latest commercial, The Casino, a surprised parking valet is given the keys to a brand-new Volvo FH. What he doesn't know is that the truck is remarkably similar to a sports car – thanks to its world-first transmission, I-Shift Dual Clutch.

Ambrogio Adani's first shift as a parking valet at Casino San Remo in Italy didn't quite turn out as he expected. In The Casino, Volvo Trucks' latest commercial, he is busy parking one sports car after the other when suddenly a brand-new Volvo FH drives up and stops in front of the casino. Adani looks very surprised, to say the least, but the fact is that with its new I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission, the truck has a whole lot in common with a sports car.

Just like the technology found in many sports cars, I-Shift Dual Clutch features double clutches, which means the truck loses neither road speed nor torque during gearchanges. Volvo Trucks is the first maker in the world to develop this kind of transmission for series-produced heavy trucks.

Available material includes behind the scenes, I-shift animation, running footage, interviews and images.