Watch - Drag racing on the streets of Sweden

A nominee at the recent London Motor Film Festival, Stephane Benini's coverage of Swedish drag racing was one of our favourites

Police, monster burnouts, illegal street closures and a Volvo V40 like you’ve never seen it before. Welcome to the short film, Horchevan (they tell you how to pronounce it at the end of the film).

As you might have heard, evo went to the London Motor Film Festival last weekend and there were some rather good things up on the big screen during the evening. One of our favourite films was this, by Stephane Benini. It didn’t win a prize, but we thought it deserved to be seen by a wider audience.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

It takes us inside an incredible night of illegal drag racing in Sweden. The chaotic circus of cars and people seemingly moves around different locations between 11pm and 8am, regularly fleeing from the police in the process. The fantastic run and gun, reportage style of the filming perfectly suits the edgy nature of the event that Benini’s documenting.

There are some extraordinary machines, but in particular keep your eyes peeled for what looks like an old Volvo V40 (1996-2004 model) but with a significant rear tyre upgrade…

We should warn you that the lyrics in the middle portion of the soundtrack are not for those with delicate ears.

HORCHEVAN from Stephane B on Vimeo.

Most Popular

2021 Land Rover Discovery 5 updated with fresh tech and engines
Land Rover Discovery

2021 Land Rover Discovery 5 updated with fresh tech and engines

Updated Discovery receives latest JLR engines and re-emphasises its family focus
10 Nov 2020
2021 BMW iX revealed – the next big leap towards BMW’s BEV future
BMW

2021 BMW iX revealed – the next big leap towards BMW’s BEV future

500bhp all-electric SUV leads the charge for BMW’s EV range expansion
11 Nov 2020
BMW M550i 2020 review – the M Performance 5-series has arrived, was it worth the wait?
BMW 5 Series

BMW M550i 2020 review – the M Performance 5-series has arrived, was it worth the wait?

A desirable balance of performance and control, beautifully built and charismatic. One of BMW’s best
12 Nov 2020
Cheap BMW M3? E46, E92 and F80 go head-to-head
BMW M3 saloon

Cheap BMW M3? E46, E92 and F80 go head-to-head

You might require a second mortgage to buy an E30 BMW M3, but fear not, as there are equally appealing M Power options that won’t test your credit sco…
14 Nov 2020