Dieselfumes: Scania, The Truck Brand Unknown in North America

Scania Trucks has a long an distinguished lineage in the European Truck Market, and for a brief time, they were available here in North America. Well, not any more. And just to add insult to injury, Scania just introduced the most powerful truck engine EVER!

So, how powerful is this new engine? How about 730 HP. Now a lot of you may scoff at that number, saying the Bugatti Veyron offers 1,000 HP, as does some of the Supercar Tuners out there like Hennessey and SMS. OK, I have another number for you to wrap your brain around. How about 4,745 ft.lbs of torque (3,500 Nm)? That’s enough to change the rotation of the Earth! (Well, not really, but you get the point). Here’s a high quality video of the Scania R730, with more Scania Videos following.


    1. With that kind of torque, I imagine you could probably just run some tow straps to the floor joistsof a chunk of warehouse and drag the whole thing from Point A to Point B. Skip that whole loading/unloading hassle altogether.

  1. Do they make their own trannys and rear ends? Years ago when I was involved with the truck industry all of the heavy duty engines had the same torque figures, because they were limited by the rest of the driveline. As I recall there was a standard spline used to ensure interconnectivity with the various transmissions manufacturers, and for a while that spline was the limiting factor in torque. Has that changed?

    1. Yes , they make their own complete tranny, in fact you can't spec a non scania tranny like a fuller box anymore simply because they are not strong enough, scania are closely guarding how strong this tranny is because they are protecting future model power ratings, I believe an 800hp model is on the way for 2012 but the engine in this truck is in fact a 900 hp marine engine,

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