Transit ST

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Apparently Ford is going to release a performance model of it's Transit van. It won't be the first time this has been done, as you can see from the following picture...I'm not sure if the van below was ever made in to a road legal model though.

Transit with the V8 (http://www.transitvanclub.co.uk/Ford-Transit-Supervan3.JPG)

Ford also introduced the following model a while ago...

http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/F/ford/transit/03-large/TransitWRally1.j pg

Although the latter was rally orientated, it did still only have a diesel engine under the bonnet, which you could understand if it was intended for road use......but it was an off-road only model from what I recall (Ford never made a road going version), and as such I'd have liked to see V8 under the bonnnet :drool:

This new model though, is going to be a road model with the most powerful Diesel engine Ford has got for the Transit, although it'll still be an un-modified example, as it's still intended as a commercial vehicle. I think most of the changes are cosmetic though, and include the ST ranges trademark white stripes that run up and over the bonnet and roof of the van. It'll also have 18" alloy wheels and creature comforts such as Air-Con and a CD multi-changer. Unfortunately I couldn't find any pics online, but it looks amazing for a van. If anybody (True_Brit maybe?) can locate any, please post them!

posted by  Cliffy

The rally edition looks pretty nice for a van, but it's probably just for promotion.

posted by  chris_knows

it wasnt a promotion, it was the mechanics crew van when ford used the previous focus in the WRC:wink2:
but a ST Tranny is a brilliant idea, mercedes will compete with an
AMG Sprinter:laughing:

posted by  True_Brit

what about this tranny, powered by the same engine that powers a Jaguar xj220 and has its running gear!!!
http://www.fareham.org/p.shtml?2006/goodwood/festival/crw_2691.jpg

posted by  True_Brit

Have you ever seen the http://www.car-forums.com/talk/images/buttons/edit.gif button?....tut tut tut :laughing:

That Transit looks like it's moving some, lol.....Bit of a 'sleeper' van really!

posted by  Cliffy

my http://www.car-forums.com/talk/images/buttons/edit.gif[/IMG] button didnt work!
internet wasnt at its best last night!!!:laughing: :doh:
[I]Knobhead!:wink2: but the trans-uar reached 155mph at goodwood at the straight near the end of the hill climb!!!

posted by  True_Brit

I'll let you off this time round, lol....:laughing:

155-mph in a van?....blimey, not sure I'd like to try that, much less in a Transit, lol

posted by  Cliffy

see what i did with trans(it) and (jag)uar-....Transuar:laughing:

posted by  True_Brit

Right over my head, lol.....very good though!

posted by  Cliffy

i found it,,,Ford Transit Sportvan (SCUD-sport commercial urban delivery is what Ford class it!)

clicky... (http://www.autoblog.com/2007/04/24/delivery-trucks-are-cool-ford-transit-s portvan/)

posted by  True_Brit

Yup that's the one! Lovely lookin' van in my opinion....although I'm not sure if it'll sell well, lol.

posted by  Cliffy

i dont think many builders will be using it,,, i can see window cleaners having them (for some reason or other:ohcrap: )

posted by  True_Brit

I agree about builders not really wanting one, but then they usually use these if they go for a Transit....

http://www.linexgateshead.co.uk/gallery/vans/v001b.jpg

I think that the ST well appeal more to people whereby image means more than practicaility, like In Car Entertainment installers for example...Or window cleaners, lol.

posted by  Cliffy

i agree with car entertainment companies, the reason i say window cleaners because you see them driving VW Transporters with chrome side sills, alloys etc:wink2:

posted by  True_Brit

I see what you're saying....Window cleaning obviously pays well, lol.

posted by  Cliffy

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