Finally, after numerous trips to Greensboro and fantastic work by the Volvo Truck North America design team it was finally time for the Big Launch called “The Shape of Trucks to Come”.
Had a few days in Greensboro to begin with and some wonderful warm evenings wandering downtown, drinking and eating, and taking photos. Big thunderheads loomed in the distance.
Saturday morning was Cars & Coffee at Reynolda Village in Winston Salem. The stunning stars of the morning were a Lamborghini Miura and Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta. The Lambo was the real deal, the Ferrari a good replica.
The launch of the new Volvo VNL took place on Monday the 10th of July before an audience of international journalists in Dublin, Virginia, in the new Volvo Trucks Experience Centre built next to the New River Valley production plant. The following day the journalists got to experience all the new features of the truck on different stations, and had an opportunity to drive them on specially prepared test track.