The race-car-wearing-a-van-body is ready to make some speedy deliveries up Goodwood on the annual Competition of Pace
Automakers are keen to point out off their playful facet on the 2022 Goodwood Competition of Pace, the place Ford has simply revived the SuperVan title with an extremely highly effective electrical industrial velocity machine.
With 1,973 horsepower, the brand new Ford Professional Electrical SuperVan has four-and-a-half instances the ability of the unique, which approach again within the ’70s basically used the working gear of the model’s GT40 racer.
With only a 50-kWh battery juicing 4 electrical motors, the powertrain might sound easy, however the outcomes are out of this world. The automaker claims it would hit 100 km/h in beneath two seconds, which is wild given the dimensions and design of the van.
Let’s be actual although, as a lot as Ford needs you to attach the dots between this electrical SuperVan and the industrial Transit vans you see round city, the one similarity between the 2 is the floorpan. The whole lot else you see is made up of a metal space-frame and composite physique panels. There’s an enormous spoiler and aggressive-looking diffuser, whereas the inside incorporates a full cage.
The entire mission was secretly put collectively by Ford Efficiency with the assistance of electrified rally and racing specialists STARD, of Austria. The outside design is all from Ford’s design studio in Cologne, Germany.
That is the fourth SuperVan ever made by Ford. The primary one took inspiration (and components) from the GT40, whereas the second era was basically a fiberglass van physique draped over a V8-powered C100 race automotive. The final SuperVan arrived utilizing a Cosworth HB V8, which powered legendary F1 automobiles from the early ‘90s.
As is custom, the Electrical SuperVan will deal with Goodwood’s well-known hill climb this weekend, with championship-winning racing driver and electrical motorsport specialist Romain Dumas on the helm.