Ford Pro Electric SuperVan with 1,490 kW power makes its rounds
The Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 hosts many classics of motorsport, as well as prototypes and concept cars. For example, the Polestar 5 electric sports car with 650 kW of power took to the tarmac for the first time. The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan, a family-friendly show car with almost three times as much power, was also on display. The electric van comes to 1,490 kW.
Ford Pro Electric SuperVan at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
With a chassis and brakes from motorsport and a base of the new Ford E-Transit Custom, the powerful concept study Ford Pro Electric SuperVan made its rounds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022. Under the hood of the family van slumber four electric motors that accelerate the SuperVan with around 2,000 hp or 1,490 kW from 0 to 100 km/h in under two seconds.
The study serves to demonstrate what the U.S. carmaker is capable of technically, at least in theory. The design was contributed by the Ford plant in Cologne, while the vehicle was created by the in-house Ford Performance Team. The battery is liquid-cooled and holds 50 kWh.
Real-time customization possible
Touch elements from Ford’s improved Sync system, which you’re already familiar with from production vehicles, are used for operation. However, they are designed to allow control of the unique capabilities of the Ford Pro Electric SuperVan, writes on the homepage.
In real time, it allows key parameters to be adjusted and data to be accessed so drivers can respond. Just like a race car, reveals Mark Rushbrook, global director at Ford Performance Motorsports.
The first Ford SuperVan was created in 1971 based on the legendary Ford GT40 race car and its mid-engine. The Ford Transit Mk.1 was created on the basis of the study. In the third edition of the SuperVan slumbered a 650-horsepower engine with Formula 1 genes, so now they showed an electric version with more power and more technology.
“This incredible demonstration car takes the benefits of the E-Transit Custom, such as its advanced engineering and special look, and takes them to a whole new level. It is safe at high speeds thanks to the power of the Ford Pro connected services ecosystem,” said Hans Schep, general manager of Ford Pro Europe.
The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan completed its laps on the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s 1.9-kilometer hillclimb, where two-time Le Mans winner Robert Dumas piloted the electric van around the track.
In 2023, the concept will be mass-produced in the form of the Ford E-Transit Custom, albeit not quite as powerful. At Goodwood, the SuperVan presumably also met the Mercedes EQXX, which set a new efficiency record on the route from Stuttgart to Silverstone and later also stopped by Goodwood.
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