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WATCH: 1470kW Ford SuperVan makes silent but sublime debut at Goodwood

Published Jun 24, 2022

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Goodwood, England - A hypercar that identifies as a van? That’s pretty much how you could describe the Ford Pro Electric SuperVan concept, which made a dramatic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday.

Loosely based on the E-Transit Custom van that was unveiled in Europe recently, the concept has been heavily modified for track use and the performance figures are astounding.

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Powered by four electric motors that collectively produce 1471kW, the Supervan can collectively sprint from 0-100km/h in under two seconds.

Developed in secret by Ford Performance and Austrian electrified racing specialist Stard, the Supervan also has a track-ready chassis and comprehensive interior connectivity that keeps the driver informed and enables real-time data transmission for remote vehicle management and optimised performance.

“We’re bringing SuperVan into the 21st century with 2000 PS (1471kW) of all-electric power for unmatched excitement and unmistakeable styling inspired by the new E-Transit Custom,” Ford Performance global director Mark Rushbrook said.

“But performance isn’t all about horsepower – the Electric SuperVan’s processing power means engineers can use real-time vehicle data to optimise its performance, just like on a top-level racing car,” he added.

This is not the first time Ford has built a SuperVan, with the original iteration having been revealed way back in 1971.

Based on the first-generation Ford Transit, it featured a mid-mounted engine poached from the LeMans-winning GT40 supercar.

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The second and third versions were Cosworth powered with the latter sharing its 478kW engine with Formula One cars of that era.

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