Ford has a long history of building crazy, outrageously powerful “concept cars” that are little more than race cars on the top shelf, squeezed / hidden under one of their current van bodies. In the 1960s, the Supervan was a COE dragster. In the 1980s, it was a wild, hairy-breasted Group B rally weapon. Next, it turned into an active, soil-effect Formula 1
car van to 1994… and now it’s back. This time it packs almost unthinkable two thousand horsepower. And of course! – it is 100% electric!
Like its impossibly fast ancestors, the latest fast Ford van concept lives up to the promise of its name. In this case, it’s packing four of Ford’s finest electric motors – one at each wheel, natch – which is probably go-fast-goodness for Ford for everyone, but to guarantee that this boxy bad * ss can shoot you, your kids and your dog to 60 mph in just a tick under 2.0 seconds (on racing slicks, of course).
You want to be sure to tie the dog, dear reader, because you may love Fluffy and Fluffy may or may not love you – but Fluffy will definitely does not loves to be pushed up against the tailgate like a sugar-sucking 10-year-old running on Gravitron!
We’ll have to wait and see if the latest Supervan can actually live up to the hype. The good news, though, is that we do not have to wait long! That’s because Romain Dumas wants to steer the case up the historic hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. And if that name sounds familiar, it’s because Dumas is the mentalist who set the electric car and the overall speed records at Pike’s Peak and Germany’s famous Nürburgring in the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R.
How does he get on in the van? My guess is that he will do well up there – but that’s me. What do you think? Is Ford’s latest Supervan just an advertising stunt meant to monetize some car nostalgia from van freaks, or will this big, walled fan do things and set some records? Scroll down to the comments and tell us!
Ford Supervan Gallery
Source | Pictures: Ford.
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