Ford Authority

Ford SuperVan Will Head Down Under After Pikes Peak Climb

With Ford Performance focused on churning out EV demonstrators that show just what’s capable given current technology, that same division recently unveiled a brand new addition to that lineup – the Ford F-150 Lightning Switchgear, an off-road focused model that’s quite similar to the ICE F-150 Raptor in many ways. However, The Blue Oval also revealed that the Ford SuperVan – another EV demonstrator – is getting a new livery ahead of its global 2024 tour, which will include another stint at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, where it took home a win in the Pikes Peak Open Division last year and came in second place overall. Now, the automaker has announced that the Ford SuperVan will head to Australia following this year’s Pikes Peak race, too.

Ford SuperVan With New 2024 Livery - Exterior 002 - Side

There, the Ford SuperVan will tackle Australia’s Mount Panorama racing circuit – the country’s most famous in that regard – during the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour race weekend. Romain Dumas will once again be behind the wheel of the EV van, putting on a series of public demonstrations leading up to the GT3 endurance event and the Thrifty Bathurst 500 Supercars season opener the following weekend. Additionally, those in attendance will also get the chance to check out the SuperVan up close in its latest iteration, dubbed version 4.2.

“Driving SuperVan 4.2 is always a huge privilege and after the successful outing at Pikes Peak, I am delighted that the Ford Performance team keep finding new and exciting ways to push the envelope,” Dumas said. “For any racing driver, Bathurst is a unique and exhilarating challenge and I can’t wait to give the Australian fans a show they will hopefully never forget.”

Ford SuperVan With New 2024 Livery - Exterior 004 - Rear

“SuperVan 4.2 will take on the challenge of Mount Panorama in the same configuration it raced in at Pikes Peak – as the ultimate expression of what is possible with electric performance and Ford’s EV technology,” said Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports. “Mount Panorama stands tall as the ultimate motorsport challenge in Australia, and we are excited to see SuperVan 4.2 attack its legendary twists and turns.”

We’ll have more on the Ford SuperVan soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

Subscribe to Ford Authority

For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates. It's totally free.

No Comments yet

Leave a comment