Iveco has announced a special edition model that marks the company’s ongoing partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering, the front running V8 Supercar operation that runs both TeamVortex and Red Bull Racing Australia.
The company has revealed it is releasing a limited run of 560hp Stralis AS-L prime movers, with added value built in.
Designed and built in Melbourne using 55 per cent local componentry, the Stralis AS-L is the official team transporter of both Craig Lowndes TeamVortex and the two car Jamie Whincup/ Shane Van Gisbergen Red Bull Racing Australia operation.
Each limited edition prime mover is being offered with a $5,000 per month (including GST) operating lease, five year or 1,000,000 kilometre Iveco New Vehicle Warranty; five year or 1,000,000 kilometre Iveco Engine Warranty; five year or 1,000,000 kilometres of Free Scheduled Servicing; a $5,000 TeamVortex fuel card, $5,000 (including GST) rebate on the first monthly lease payment and with the promise of a FIVE week build date*.
Customers who purchase prior to the five week build date start will also be offered an Iveco factory tour to see their completed vehicle leave the production line in Dandenong.
The units feature custom Red Bull Racing Australia / TeamVortex livery, a polished alloy front bumper bar, roof foil and side wings along with leather driver and passenger seats.
To further commemorate the exclusivity of the release, each Stralis buyer will also be provided with a certificate and plaque featuring its product and build number and this will be signed by either Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup or Shane Van Gisbergen – it’s the new owner’s choice.
Buyers will also receive a TeamVortex jacket and cap and 12 months’ supply of Red Bull energy drinks*.
Other standard features under the offer include a Jost fixed turntable, air and electrics including ABS lead, plastic drive guards, one-piece alloy walk plate, UHF mounted in overhead console, Viesa air evaporative system, polished fuel tanks, and chrome kit.
Models are equipped with Iveco’s new Cursor 13 Series II engine developing 560 horsepower and 2,300 Nm of torque. A flat torque curve delivers maximum torque from a very low 1,000 rpm all the way through to 1,700 rpm, providing excellent driveability and stress-free power delivery.
The engine is matched to Iveco’s EuroTronic II 16-speed automated manual transmission. The truck also features front and rear disc brakes with ABS/EBL and ASR, and rear airbag suspension with ECAS for easy height adjustment.
Iveco Australia marketing manager, Darren Swenson, said combining the Stralis AS-L’s already impressive list of standard features with the additional incentives, would provide prospects with an extremely attractive buying proposition.
“If owner-drivers or fleet operators had perhaps been considering a new Stralis AS-L, but were yet to commit, the latest offer provides an outstanding level of additional value that they won’t want to go past,” Mr Swenson said.
“We expect that with the attractive finance offerings combined with market-leading extended warranties, free scheduled servicing and fuel card, that the limited edition Stralis AS-Ls will be in high demand.
“And of course for Supercar fans, the tie-in with Triple Eight Engineering is just an added bonus.”
Iveco’s limited edition Stralis AS-L models can be ordered now from the Iveco Dealer Network.