Scania to debut Black Amber at Brisbane Truck Show
Scania Australia has secured two production units of the extremely exclusive Black Amber special edition R-series prime mover.
The highly sought after pair of trucks will be V8-powered, one an R 620 and one an
R 730, both fitted with the spacious and luxurious Scania Highline cab, and both supplied in 6x4 configuration.
The R 730 Black Amber will take pride of place on the Scania stand at the Brisbane Truck Show in May, providing an irresistible magnet for fans of highly personalised trucks across Australia.
The Black Amber paintwork – in dark brown metallic – features chrome detailing and badges, and matte or high-gloss black graphic accents visible from almost every angle.
Special high quality materials abound in the interior, including additional features that enhance comfort. Numerous Scania V8 and Griffin symbols are in evidence inside and out.
“Scania fans in Australia now have the chance to buy something very exclusive based on the Scania V8,” says Kristofer Hansén, Scania’s Head of Styling.
“We have produced a design that stands out in any crowd. Whether from the outside or inside, there is no doubting the special care and attention that has gone into this limited series of trucks,” he says.
The factory collaborated with acclaimed Scania enhancer, Svempa, to produce the Black Amber edition, which follows the success of the recent Dark Diamond special edition.
Amber is a hard, translucent yellowish-brown fossil resin dating back to the Tertiary geologic period on earth some 65 million to 1.8 million years ago. When found in nature, good deposits − often incorporating trapped insects − can be polished and used for example as jewellery.
Black Amber is a rare dark variety that serves as inspiration for this limited edition Scania V8.
A Black Amber metallic finish distinguishes these vehicles. The paintwork is decorated with black carbon ‘flames’ with light amber outlines. The front grille and front air scoops are finished in Brilliant Black, as per standard V8s, while a striking high-gloss Piano Black finish is applied to side and front mirrors, windscreen surrounds, door hinges and the V8 badging near the door handles, and the rear of cab bar hosting the Suzi coils.
No special edition is complete without a dash of sparkle, so bolts for various external attachments have been polished up, along with the wheel nuts on the now gloss black aluminium rims, which are complete with chrome finisher rings.
The Black Amber metallic finish extends to the brief side covers and rear-mounted battery case, while the full-size catwalk is finished in Brilliant Black.
Inside, the Black Amber ambience builds on the standard high specification luxury feel by adding black leather seats with carbon black centre sections and orange V8 graphics.
A black perforated leather covered steering wheel with Black Amber inserts is a highlight, while red LED safety lights on the lower door panel, black leather centre floor mat with Black Amber V8 trim strip, Black Amber rear wall panel ¬– signed and numbered – join black driver and passenger floor mats with black borders.
“We are delighted that we have been able to acquire two production slots in the limited edition Black Amber build programme,” says Dean Dal Santo, Scania Australia’s National Wholesale Manager.
“We are confident the R 730 version will be one of the stars of the Brisbane Truck Show in May, and we are equally sure the R 620 version will be quickly snapped up by a keen Scania customer who appreciates just how rare such a highly specified vehicle is in Australia.”
The vehicle in the photos is the Australian market R 620 version, photographed at Williamstown, Victoria.
The Brisbane Show truck will be a R 730, fitted out to the identical specification, but powered by the most powerful engine available on a road going truck in Australia.