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This should impress the people at the loading dock.
The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is a custom racing truck designed as a showcase for the brand’s electrification efforts.
The outrageous machine will make its debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.
It will be driven at the event by two-time Le Mans 24 Hours champion Romain Dumas.
The vehicle is the fourth in a line of SuperVans dating back to 1971, when Ford wrapped a Transit body around the chassis of one of its Le Mans-winning GT40 race cars (as featured in “Ford v Ferrari”) to promote the new Transit.
A new one followed in 1984 based on Ford’s endurance racing car of that time and a third in 1994 that was powered by Formula One’s Ford Cosworth V8.
The new SuperVan is a collaboration between Ford Performance and Austrian race car builder STARD, which began with the chassis of an E-Transit Custom electric pickup but replaced almost everything else.
The SuperVan features a composite body with some styling elements reminiscent of the Ford GT race car, including its tapered greenhouse with flowing bodywork and a large rear diffuser.
Everything is supported by a steel space frame, and the interior is stripped back except for the driver controls and a large touchscreen like the ones on the Ford Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.
The powertrain consists of four electric motors with a combined output of 1,973 hp (2,000 PS or metric horsepower), a 50 kWh battery pack, and power controls that can handle high-performance scenarios such as accelerating to 60 mph in less than two seconds.
“We’re bringing the SuperVan into the 21st century with 2,000hp of all-electric power for unrivaled excitement and unmistakable style inspired by the new E-Transit Custom. But performance isn’t just about power – the processing power of the electric SuperVan it means engineers can use real-time vehicle data to optimize performance, just like in a high-level race car,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports.
The SuperVan’s programming includes a variety of driving modes that modify its characteristics for track driving, drag racing, drifting, etc., and even includes a “tire cleaning” setting that locks the brakes at one end while the another one burns.
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The production version of the E-Transit can’t do that. It’s a rear-wheel drive pickup with 266 hp and a driving range of up to 126 miles per charge that starts at $51,880 in the US.