When Volvo cars set in motion one of their biggest engine platform overhauls ever, and in the process stated that “we will develop smaller, more intelligent engines, with so much power that they will turn V8 engines into dinosaurs”, many people had their doubts - bold statements, but could Volvo deliver? This film provides an in-depth look at the petrol and diesel version of Volvoʼs Drive-E engine, and all the advantages they provide.
Shot in between opening hours at the Macba museum in Barcelona, the Vice President of Powertrain engineering, Derek Crabb, provides us with a closer look at the technologies that makes the Drive-E platform tick. The shoot was a race against time; trying to keep continuity in a large hall mainly lit by a moving sun.
The film premiered at the Volvo cars test drive in Nice.
Produced by Edithouse Film Works in August 2013. Commissioned by A+A for Volvo Cars.