Kiwi truck driver Louise Marriott is following in the footsteps of iconic martial arts action hero Jean Claude Van Damme as the star of the latest stunt video from Volvo Trucks - The Flying Passenger.
The video is the latest in a series led by Van Damme's The Epic Split video which amassed over 84 million views, and features Louise driving a Volvo truck at speed through the steep Dinaric Alps in Croatia, towing a paraglider through a narrow tunnel in a world-first attempt.
The nail-biting stunt was filmed over several days with Louise guiding French pro-paraglider Guillaume Galvani behind the Volvo FH truck using high precision driving at a constant cruising speed with zero margin for error.
The stunt is the world's first featuring a truck and a paraglider.
Marriott is a driver for JPM Holdings in Christchurch and last year became the first ever female driver to win the Volvo Trucks Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge, beating 16 other international competitors, and therefore the first woman to ever qualify for the Volvo Trucks Fuelwatch Challenge global final.