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Split-acular! Van Damme's amazing Volvo ad

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  • Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in a Volvo ad where he does a split standing between two moving trucks
  • Watch the full ad below and prepare to say 'Wow'
Split-acular! Van Damme's amazing Volvo ad

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme's still got it!

The actor, 53, stars in a new Volvo commercial unlike anything you've seen before -- standing on two moving trucks, Van Damme performs an incredible split between the vehicles as they drive down a closed-off road. As the camera pans down to reveal the split, Enya's "Only Time" begins to play.

"I've had my ups and downs, my fair share of bumpy roads and heavy winds. That's what made me what I am today. Now I stand before you, what you see is a body crafted to perfection, a pair of legs engineered to defy the laws of physics and a mindset to master the most epic of splits," he said in the ad.

The ad, which showcases the carmaker's Dynamic Steering feature, went viral as soon as it was released this week, racking up more than 7 million views in just two days. Watch the jaw-dropping stunt below:

If you are saying to yourself, "This can't be real!" It is! Anders Vilhelmsson, public relations manager for the Volvo Trucks brand, told the Wall Street Journal, “The stunt is real and is performed in just one take." 

Of course, there was a ton of rehearsing that went on before the stunt and safety precautions were in place. "We had him rigged so that if he would fall off he wouldn’t die obviously. We didn’t want to be responsible for killing the Muscles from Brussels,” explained video director Andreas Nilsson to the Wall Street Journal. 

What do you think on Jean-Claude's amazing stunt?

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