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. “Something electrifying is coming to the Goodwood Festival of Speed,” the automaker wrote in a tweet, which was accompanied by a video showing a racing helmet with a Ford Pro logo, as well as a thin light bar running across what we presumed was that new EV model. 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. Now, Ford of Europe Director of Product Communications Jay Ward has confirmed this Ford SuperVan revival via Twitter.
The news is out! @fosgoodwood will see the return of the legendary @fordperformance SuperVan, this time as an all-electric version. The @FordPro Electric SuperVan will charge up the Hill from Thursday. Best ensure your reflexes are up to speed if you want to grab a photograph!
— Jay Ward (@Jward35) June 21, 2022
“The news is out!” Ward said. “The Goodwood Festival of Speed will see the return of the legendary Ford Performance SuperVan, this time as an all-electric version. The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan will charge up the Hill from Thursday. Best ensure your reflexes are up to speed if you want to grab a photograph!”
The Ford SuperVan has a rich history in Europe, where FoMoCo first decided to stuff a V8 taken from the Ford GT40 into the back of an MK1 Transit in the late 1960s. Designed to drum up interest in the Transit, Ford commissioned Terry Drury Racing to help built the speedy, utilitarian hauler, which required quite a bit of fabrication work including cutting the floor pan, installing a rear tubular spaceframe, and widening the rear wheel housings to fit some large new tires out back.
Ford went on to build several more SuperVans, with the next one coming in 1984 and consisting of a fiberglass MK2 Transit replica shell on top of a Ford C100 Group C chassis with an F1-derived Cosworth DFL V8 engine providing the power. It was followed by another SuperVan in 1994 with a restyled exterior and an evolved version of the same DFL V8 present in the 1980s version. Now, we’re only a couple of days away from seeing the latest iteration of this racing van, as its set to make its public debut this Thursday, June 23rd.
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