5/20/2014

Volvo FH and FH16 in specially designed version for the Volvo Ocean Race



October 4 signals the start of the world’s toughest sailing competition – the Volvo Ocean Race. Ahead of the launch, Volvo Trucks is introducing the Volvo FH and Volvo FH16 in a specially designed version inspired by the race.

 

"These are exclusive trucks with a high ‘wow'-factor for hauliers who take particular pride in their vehicles and who want to identify with the excitement and competitive edge of the Volvo Ocean Race. We've integrated the dynamic wave pattern from the Volvo Ocean Race with the original design of the truck  to produce a powerful and harmonious expression," says Nigel Atterbury, designer at Volvo Trucks.

The Volvo FH and Volvo FH16 in the Volvo Ocean Race Special Edition feature the "The Splash" - the special Volvo Ocean Race graphics - on the cab sides as well as a Volvo Ocean Race Globetrotter sign, Volvo Ocean Race emblems outside and in, and specially designed floor mats. There are two specially selected cab colours to choose between - the deep blue Dark Knight Pearl, and a white Millennium Silver Metallic.

The Volvo Ocean Race Special Edition can be ordered as of spring 2014.

Facts:

Volvo Ocean Race Special Edition

  • Volvo FH and Volvo FH16, all cab variants.
  • Two metallic colours: Dark Knight Pearl or Millennium Silver Metallic.
  • Volvo Ocean Race Globetrotter sign.
  • Volvo Ocean Race cab graphics - "The Splash".
  • Volvo Ocean Race emblems outside and in.
  • Volvo Ocean Race floor mats (FH16 mats also feature the model name).

About the Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is one of the world's toughest sailing competitions, and this is the twelfth time it is being held. The race gets under way on October 4, 2014 in Alicante, Spain, and ends on June 27, 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. There are port stopovers in Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajaí (Brazil), Newport (USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Lorient (France) and The Hague (Netherlands). The total distance the boats sail is 38,729 nautical miles. The Volvo Ocean Race is owned jointly by the Volvo Group (of which Volvo Trucks is a part) and Volvo Cars.

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May 20, 2014

For further information, please contact: Ida Mattsson, Volvo Trucks Media Relations. Phone: +46 31 323 63 42, e-mail: ida.mattsson@volvo.com

“These are exclusive trucks with a high ‘wow’-factor for hauliers who take particular pride in their vehicles and who want to identify with the excitement and competitive edge of the Volvo Ocean Race, says Nigel Atterbury, designer at Volvo Trucks. image/pjpeg 2.6 MB
Floor mats specially designed for the Volvo Ocean Race Special Edition. image/pjpeg 1 MB
Nigel Atterbury, designer vid Volvo Trucks. image/pjpeg 433.1 KB
The Volvo Ocean Race Special Edition feature the “The Splash” – the special Volvo Ocean Race graphics – on the cab sides as well as a Volvo Ocean Race Globetrotter sign, Volvo Ocean Race emblems outside and in, and specially designed floor mats. image/pjpeg 1.6 MB
We’ve integrated the dynamic wave pattern from the Volvo Ocean Race with the original design of the truck to produce a powerful and harmonious expression,” says Nigel Atterbury, designer at Volvo Trucks. image/pjpeg 3.2 MB
Volvo Ocean Race emblems inside the Volvo Ocean Race Special Edition. image/pjpeg 382.1 KB
Volvo Ocean Race Special Edition has the Volvo Ocean Race emblems inside and out. image/pjpeg 1.8 MB
Volvo Ocean Race Special Edition with Volvo Ocean Race graphics – “The Splash element” on the cab sides. image/pjpeg 1.6 MB

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