Ford has a protracted historical past of constructing wacky, outrageously highly effective “idea automobiles” which can be little greater than top-shelf racing automobiles nip/tucked below one in every of their present van our bodies. Within the Nineteen Sixties, the Supervan was a COE dragster. Within the Eighties, it was a wild, hairy-chested Group B rally weapon. Subsequent, it morphed into an lively, ground-effect Components 1
automotive van for 1994 … and, now, it’s again. This time, it’s packing an virtually unimaginable two-thousand horsepower. And — after all! — it’s 100% electrical!
Like its impossibly fast forebears, the newest go-fast Ford van idea delivers on the promise of its identify. On this case, it’s packing 4 of Ford’s most interesting electrical motors — one at every wheel, natch — which is sufficient go-fast-goodness for Ford to all however to ensure that this boxy unhealthy*ss can rocket you, your children, and your canine to 60 mph in only a tick below 2.0 seconds (on racing slicks, clearly).
You’ll need to be sure you tie down the canine, pricey reader, as a result of it’s possible you’ll love Fluffy and Fluffy could or could not love you — however Fluffy will completely not love getting pressed up towards the rear hatch like a sugared-up 10 12 months outdated driving the Gravitron!
We’ll have to attend to see if the newest Supervan can really dwell as much as the hype. The excellent news, although, is that we gained’t have to attend lengthy! That’s as a result of Romain Dumas might be piloting the factor up the historic hillclimb on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace. And if that identify sounds acquainted, that’s as a result of Dumas is the mentalist who set the EV and general pace data at Pike’s Peak and Germany’s well-known Nürburgring within the all-electric Volkswagen ID.R.
How will he get on within the van? My guess is that he’ll get on up there simply wonderful — however that’s me. What do you guys suppose? Is Ford’s newest Supervan only a publicity stunt meant to money in on some automotive nostalgia from van freaks, or is that this huge, bricky bruiser going to do the factor and set some data? Scroll on all the way down to the feedback and tell us!
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