It seems like pure nonsense to associate a user with the style of a rally race car, but Ford wondered why not build such a car. September may be yours.
Inspired by the Fiesta WRC, the Ford Transit Custom and Transit Connect commercial vehicles come with the style of an MS-RT race car. That it comes to you as a total flight? Maybe so, but the blue oval did not deter it from the unique project.
“Thanks to their stunning and authentic motorsport design, our Ford commercial vehicles don’t look like any other van on the road,” praises Brendan Lyne, head of Ford’s European commercial vehicle dealership. “Our motorsport-loving customers can take advantage of this opportunity and don’t have to worry, because the car is built by Ford and provides a traditional factory warranty.”
As you can see in the attached photo gallery, both models get a redesigned bow with a different mask and more aggressive bumpers, in which we find fog lights. There is also a decent splitter in the lower part. At the rear are an integrated diffuser, roof spoiler and more pronounced exhaust tailpipes. The icing on the cake is the 18-inch OZ Racing light alloy wheels.
We also did not forget the interior, where there are hand-made MS-RT seats in nappa leather, a sports steering wheel, a rear parking camera, bi-xenon headlights or a multimedia system with a touch screen and wi-fi for up to 10 devices.
Don’t expect any such wildness under the hood. This is where the unmodified 2.0 EcoBlue turbodiesel with 136 kW (185 hp) and 415 newtonmeters of torque is installed in the Transit Custom. You can choose between a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Transit Connect must be satisfied with a diesel 1.5 EcoBlue with a power of 88 kW (120 hp) and a twist of 270 newton meters. This variant is also offered in a manual with six levels, the machine then offers qualities of eight.
We will find out the prices of individual variants as soon as possible. Ford will begin offering sports-style vans in selected European markets during September this year.