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Jean-Claude Van Damme Defies the Laws of Physics for Volvo Ad

November 15, 2013  |  12:00pm

When he’s not “helicopter” kicking enemies or knocking out snakes, Jean-Claude van Damme is usually training for an upcoming project. To stay in shape, the actor uses his own form of isometric training based on different yoga styles.

Out of that training came several of Van Damme’s signature moves, including his legendary “splits.” In a new ad for Volvo, the martial arts maverick can be seen doing the splits between two Volvo semi-trucks.

According to Volvo, the ad was “set up to demonstrate the precision and directional stability of Volvo Dynamic Steering.” Don’t let the soothing sounds of Enya’s “Only Time” fool you. This video is both terrifying and astounding at the same time.

The title also reads “The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (Live Test 6).” We don’t want to know what happened in the first five tests…

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