Scania has delivered its first series-production of the 730 horsepower Scania V8 tractor unit to Wright Self Drive, a Welshpool, mid-Wales based transport operator.
The vehicle is an R 730 LA6x2MNA trailing-axle model equipped with the new Scania Opticruise gear-selection system and Scania Driver Support.
It is supplied by West Pennine Trucks, the Scania dealer for Powys, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Greater Manchester, and will be maintained by West Pennine Trucks' Oswestry depot.
The interior of the vehicle includes leather seats embossed with Scania V8 logo, wood-effect dashboard, piano black steering wheel, leather centre mat, microwave, fridge-freezer and coffee maker.
Wright Self Drive director Gary Wright said they are involved in a variety of transport operations, much of which is carried out on a sub-contract basis for T Alun Jones of Welshpool, and includes continental fridge work, low-loaders and forestry.
"Power, performance and traction are therefore extremely important to us, hence our decision to opt for the R 730 with a 6x2 wheelplan," Wright said.
"While we already operate a total of five Scania trucks, this is the first one we have purchased new.
"My first impressions are that it's an awesome vehicle with unbelievable power! I'm now looking forward to taking it to Austria for its inaugural run.
There will be two of us travelling together and living in the cab on that job, as my father, Haydn, who founded the business almost 20 years ago, is coming along to see how it performs!"