Earlier this month, Ford released an intriguing teaser ahead of the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed that hinted at a possible new, high-performance Ford Transit EV model built in a collaboration between Ford Performance and Ford Pro. A few days later, FoMoCo CEO Jim Farley tweeted out another teaser that seemed to confirm a possible Ford SuperVan debut for the upcoming show, which was followed by another tweet from Ford of Europe Director of Product Communications Jay Ward confirming the SuperVan revival. Now, the utterly wild Ford Pro Electric SuperVan has been officially revealed, and it was certainly worth the wait.
Inspired by the recently-revealed E-Transit Custom, the Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is the highest-performing Blue Oval van ever, thanks to four electric motors that crank out an astounding 2,000 PS, or around 1,973 horsepower. Flowing through all four wheels, that’s enough to propel the Electric SuperVan from 0-62 miles-per-hour in a staggering two seconds, which is blazingly quick. A 50 kWh liquid-cooled battery feeds those motors, while a bespoke control system helps make it all work as intended.
The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan rides on a purpose-built, track-ready chassis that utilizes components from the production E-Transit Custom and even shares its large SYNC infotainment screen with other models, though this version features some additional functionality, as one might expect, giving the driver real-time data on vehicle performance, along with selectable drive modes – Road, Track, Drag, Drift, and Rally – and regenerative braking and battery data. It also features a steel spaceframe and lightweight composite body panels.
The one-off Electric SuperVan was developed in secret by Ford Performance and STARD in Austria, with its striking exterior design coming from the Ford Design team in Cologne, Germany. Making its public debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the latest SuperVan will be piloted up Goodwood’s famous hillclimb by championship-winning race car driver and electric motorsport specialist Romain Dumas.
“The chance to be part of the iconic SuperVan story and reimagine what it could be in the 21st century was a dream opportunity,” said Amko Leenarts, director, Design, Ford of Europe. “The fourth chapter of the SuperVan story is designed to be the fastest, most extreme yet while keeping the Transit DNA. The proportions are a more dramatic version of what we developed for the E-Transit Custom and the front light bar creates a futuristic expression, making the Electric SuperVan the absolute pinnacle of Transit design language.”