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...
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!
The rally edition looks pretty nice for a van, but it's probably just for promotion.
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
what about this tranny, powered by the same engine that powers a Jaguar
xj220 and has its running gear!!!
Have you ever seen the
http://www.car-forums.com/talk/images/buttons/edit.gif button?....tut tut
That Transit looks like it's moving some, lol.....Bit of a 'sleeper' van really!
my http://www.car-forums.com/talk/images/buttons/edit.gif[/IMG] button
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!!!
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
see what i did with trans(it) and (jag)uar-....Transuar:laughing:
Right over my head, lol.....very good though!
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/)
Yup that's the one! Lovely lookin' van in my opinion....although I'm not sure if it'll sell well, lol.
i dont think many builders will be using it,,, i can see window cleaners having them (for some reason or other:ohcrap: )
I agree about builders not really wanting one, but then they usually use
these if they go for a Transit....
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.
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:
I see what you're saying....Window cleaning obviously pays well, lol.