Exterior

NOTE TO THE WIND: RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.

We’ll admit that the sleek, aerodynamic shape of the VN 780 is easy on the eye. But the real beauty of the design is how it dramatically reduces wind resistance. Everything—from the sloping hood and windshield to the rolled-under bumper, recessed door handles and wedge-shaped headlights—has been sculpted and streamlined for the lowest possible drag coefficient. The welded cab ensures that there are no rivets to catch the wind and slow you down. And thanks to the shorter Volvo wheelbase, the gap between cab and trailer can be minimized for less air turbulence. As a result, the VN 780 requires less engine power to push through the air. Which means fewer stops at the pumps.