The legendary Ford Supervan is reborn as a high-powered electric vehicle, to be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week.
Based on the new Ford E-Transit Custom, unveiled last month, the first electric Supervan has been developed “to showcase the extreme performance and productivity-accelerating connectivity made possible by a new generation of Ford Pro electric products”.
Ford showcased the minivan in a video last week, highlighting a racing helmet, Ford Performance and the Ford Pro utility vehicle division.
The video also previews the van’s front light bar – a feature of Ford’s electric van range – while a shadowed silhouette of the model appears in the background.
Contacted by Autocar, Ford Pro remained tight-lipped, adding there was “nothing else to share” at this time. “We’ll have to let your imagination run wild,” a spokesperson said.
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The Supervan will arrive as the flagship of the expansion of the new Ford Pro division, announced in March this year, following huge success in commercial vehicle sales, led by the Transit. Ford Pro aims to produce four more electric vehicles by 2024, based on the Transit Courier, Tourneo Courier, Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom.
The first Supervan concept was revealed in 1971, taking the chassis of a Ford GT40 racer and combining it with the bodywork of a first-generation Transit van.
Under the bodywork was a 5.0-liter small-block V8 engine producing 429 bhp, giving it a top speed of 168 mph.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-21 08:21:54