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Watch A Top Gear Stunt Driver Run This Van Through 'Quality Control'

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In Britain, if you have a van, you're not just a man anymore, you are a man with a van. Vauxhall knows that. That's why the new Vivaro has to go through a few extreme test procedures.

All new vehicles get tested before shipping nowadays, from Rolls-Royce Phantoms to the most basic economy cars.


Commercial vehicles get pushed especially hard from the second day of their existence, so Vauxhall employs "new methods" at their at the historic Luton factory to validate the agility, durability and safety of the Vivaro. Like letting storied stunt driver Paul Swift get his gloved hands on the wheel and hoon the hell out of one fresh off the assembly line.

Their chief test driver is known as "Stig-aro". Nice one.