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Scania To Produce 25 Limited-Edition S-Series Trucks Commemorating 50th Anniversary Of Its V8 Engine

Scania is producing 25 limited-edition S-series trucks with special designs commemorating the 50th anniversary of the company’s V8 engine. (Photo courtesy of Scania.)

Scania recently announced plans to produce 25 limited-edition S-series Highline trucks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company’s first V8 engine. Each truck features special 50th anniversary cab badges, puddle lights, hubcaps, and mud flaps, as well as a numbered certificate. The tractor units are available in two-axle or three-axle configurations and with one of three anniversary colours, including Arctic Silver, Ruby Red, and Sapphire Blue. Other upgrades include chrome air intakes, side windows, and door handles on the exterior and embossed leather seats, a coffee machine, an infotainment system, and a microwave oven in the interior.

King Of The Road

“Since its debut in 1969, the Scania V8 has been turning heads around the world. Today, it enjoys legendary status among operators and drivers alike and is regarded by many as the King of the Road,” says Vincente Connolly, UK sales director at Scania (Great Britain) Limited. “In the UK, the V8 is an integral part of our success story representing a significant proportion of our sales–especially to long-haul operators, particularly those in Scotland and Northern Ireland. We are therefore delighted to be celebrating the engine's golden anniversary with this unique limited edition, and I would encourage anyone interested to contact their local Scania dealer as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Scania’s limited-edition V8 trucks are available in three colours: Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Arctic Silver. (Photo courtesy of Scania.)

Own A Piece Of History

The first Scania V8, created in 1969, was a 14-litre engine capable of producing 350 horsepower and 1,245 newton metres of torque. That top mark increased to 500 horsepower in 1991, 530 horsepower in the mid-1990s, and to 580 horsepower and 2,700 newton metres with the introduction of the 15.6-litre DC16 V8 in 2000. Today, Scania offers several 16.4-litre V8 variants ranging in power from 520 to 730 horsepower.

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Posted On 30 September 2019
Category: Truck and Trailer News
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