Ford is taking advantage of the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed which opens today in the UK to unveil the Ford Pro Electric SuperVan, an ultra high performance electric van concept that has been developed in secret by Ford Performance with rally specialists and of the STARD race in Austria.
For those who don’t know, Supervans were promotional vehicles built for Ford’s British division. There have been three generations, all combining the design of the Ford Transit van with the chassis and performance of a racing car.
This is the first time that the manufacturer has electrified a Supervan. Four electric motors powered by a 50 kWh battery with a bespoke control system together produce a surreal 1,973 horsepower and give accelerations from 0 to 100 km/h in less than two seconds. This is called express deliveries!
The vehicle can be fully charged in 45 minutes using a standard fast charging station for electric vehicles.
“We’re rocking the SuperVan into the 21st century with 2,000 metric horsepower of 100% electric power and unmistakable styling inspired by the all-new E-Transit Custom. But performance isn’t just about power. The processing power of the Electric SuperVan means engineers can use real-time vehicle data to optimize its performance, just like on a top-level race car,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director of Ford Performance Motorsports. .
The SuperVan’s punchy exterior design was crafted by a Ford team based in Cologne, Germany, with an emphasis on aerodynamics. Lower-body elements are one thing, but did you get a good look at the huge air ducts topped with a spoiler at the top of the rear end? A sacred work of architecture!
Inside, there is a safety cage and racing seats that meet FIA standards. The touchscreen comes from production models such as the Mustang Mach-E . Much like a modern racing car, the electric SuperVan can transmit real-time data to remote vehicle management software.
Engineers around the track can therefore monitor it via an application which translates live data into information on speed, lap times or even have an overview of all vehicle systems like companies and fleet managers who can use Ford telematics services.
The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is on display at Goodwood until Sunday, driven by French GT and sport-prototype endurance racing specialist Romain Dumas. There are, of course, no plans to bring such a minivan to market, but Ford says its ultra-high performance design pushes the boundaries of EV engineering and connectivity to improve its future race cars and road vehicles. , its software and its services.