Scania has launched a limited edition of 25 flagship S-series Highline tractor units in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its V8 engine, yet within days of the announcement, all 25 had been sold.
They were available in either two- or three-axle format, and with any of the engine’s four outputs; 520, 580, 650 and 730hp. Each truck in the series will be individually numbered and distinguished by a range of features unique to the edition. In addition, each vehicle will be appointed with Scania’s high-end V8 styling package.
Vincente Connolly, UK Sales Director for Scania, said: “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.
“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.”
The new trucks are available in three colours – Ruby Red, Arctic Silver and Sapphire Blue. Key features include anniversary cab badges displaying each vehicle’s individual limited-edition number, exclusive puddle lights and badged hub caps and mudflaps. In addition, every owner will be presented with a specially-commissioned numbered certificate commemorating their purchase of a 50th anniversary Scania V8.
Other external features distinguishing Scania V8s include chrome trim grille air intakes, side windows and door handles and a rectangular left-side exhaust pipe design. Inside, there is a specially-designed 50th V8 anniversary badge, as well as the V8’s unique chrome door sill strip and styled pedals with rubber pads. Additional luxury fitments in the limited edition include embossed leather seats with exclusive red V8 stitching, a microwave oven, coffee machine and a large screen infotainment system.

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