It was followed by the 1984 SuperVan 2, which had a more custom fiberglass body based on the Mark 2 Transit facelift, which sat atop a monocoque and a 582-horsepower V8 from a Cosworth C100 — its speed up to 174 miles. Then there was the 1994 SuperVan 3, which had the look of a second-generation Transit (called the Mark 3) and the 641-horsepower Cosworth V8 shared with F1.
All three SuperVans have toured the UK and other countries as excellent promotional vehicles for the Ford brand and its racing partners, but although there have been two more generations of Transit since thenbreadThe car came out, but there was never another SuperVan. At least until now, as the brand unveiled the all-new Ford Pro Electric SuperVan at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week — the wildest SuperVan Ford has ever launched.
The new SuperVan has a fully electric powertrain based on the recently released E-Transit Custom, making it the first SuperVan to be based on a Ford minivan product. The SuperVan has a 50-kilowatt-hour battery pack and four electric motors — giving it all-wheel drive and an output of 1,973 horsepower. That’s more than three times the SuperVan 3 and nearly 400 hp more than the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport. Ford says the SuperVan can sprint from 100 km/h in 2 seconds, and the battery can be fully charged in 45 minutes.
The new SuperVan takes the floor design of the production E-Transit Custom combined with a custom steel space frame and composite body panels. It uses a double-wishbone suspension setup at all four corners, and the SuperVan also comes with a race-spec subframe and brakes. The car has five selectable drive modes – Drag, Drift, Rally, Road and Track, plus three different adjustable settings for regenerative braking. Plus, the SuperVan even has a “tire cleaning mode,” which engages one axle’s brakes while turning the other to create a massive burn to help clean and warm up tires.
But perhaps even crazier than the SuperVan’s performance is its looks. While it could be considered a van, the SuperVan has extra-wide fenders, massive air intakes, a strong rear spoiler and diffuser, new wheels with racing tires, and is connected by a light bar angular headlights. The most striking design element is its rear dorsal fin, which is formed by the inward flow of the original side sash panels, creating a V-shape where the body meets the rear wing. The rearmost struts remain the same, though, giving the SuperVan a rather ridiculous flying-wing effect that, to be honest, is reminiscent of something on the Ford GT supercar.
The interior is almost completely reinvented — roll cages fill the entire cabin, FIA-spec bucket seats, large electronic brake levers for easy drifting, and a complicated steering wheel. Plus, the SuperVan has the same large vertical touchscreen as the Mustang Mach-E, which controls the SuperVan’s powertrain and other performance features in addition to performing regular infotainment functions. In addition, it can instantly send real-time telemetry data to team members in the pits, similar to how fleet managers monitor production cars. Best of all, the SuperVan still has cargo space behind the driver, which can be accessed through a side door with an electromagnetic release.