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CV Show 2011: Ford debuts Super Sport Van

The Commercial Vehicle Show saw Ford take the wraps off the next evolution of its iconic SportVan – the Transit SuperSportVan.

For the project, the company partnered the largest with the smallest from the options list – Ford’s range-topping, five-cylinder 3.2-litre, 200PS Duratorq TDCi engine has been shoehorned into a short wheelbase Transit, for maximum power-to-weight ratio.

The engine, usually to be found in bigger models such as the 4.25 tonnes Transit Jumbo, delivers a whopping 470Nm of torque at 1,700-2,500rpm and is mated to a six-speed manual.  Underneath the striking exterior the rest is standard SportVan garb.

The exterior features Le Mans-style bonnet stripes, twin exhausts, alloy wheels, low profile 235/45 tyres, front and rear lower spoilers, side skirts and extended wheel arches. Standard safety features include ABS, ESP and driver and passenger airbags.

Power deadlocks, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlights, front fog lights and a load area protection kit similarly come on every SportVan.

However before you put your order in, Ford insists it’s a one-off.

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