Ford Professional has been teasing a product on Twitter for the previous week that appears prefer it could possibly be each electrical and quick. The tweets function years, headlights, and the emblem of an upcoming and legendary motorsports occasion.
Final week, Ford Motor Firm CEO Jim Farley posted a video of a racing helmet with the Goodwood Competition of Velocity emblem and a thriller lightbar. On Thursday Ford Professional CEO Ted Cannis tweeted one other video that begins with the 12 months 1971 and ends with 2022 and the Goodwood emblem once more.
At this level, Ford has confirmed nothing in regards to the product publicly.
The 12 months graphics proven within the video and the apparent Ford Professional connection level to the reintroduction of the Ford Supervan, whether or not as a one-off or as a manufacturing mannequin. The European Supervan debuted in 1971 and others had been launched in 1984 and 1994. Every of these years is represented within the imagery.
The primary Ford Supervan used a Mark 1 Transit shell with a GT40 race automotive chassis and a 5.0-liter V8 making 435 horsepower. It debuted at a gathering on the Manufacturers Hatch racetrack and wore the corporate’s racing colours of blue and white.
The following Supervan was a fiberglass reproduction of a second-generation Transit. It featured a entrance air dam, aspect air inlets and a high-mounted rear spoiler. It had a high velocity of 174 mph utilizing a Cosworth racing engine. In 1994 the Supervan 2 was transformed into Supervan 3 to advertise the third-generation Transit.
Earlier this 12 months, Ford launched a brand new model of the business van for the U.S., the all-electric Ford E-Transit. It joins the Ford F-150 Lightning Professional as a part of the built-for-working professionals portfolio the corporate affords.
The brand new E-Transit begins at lower than $45,000 and comes with a 126-mile vary in its best configuration. It delivers 266 horsepower and 317 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque, removed from what could possibly be referred to as “tremendous.”
The previous Supervans, along with extra horsepower, had been developed by race groups who addressed nearly each a part of the automobile. Terry Drury Racing constructed the primary with the Ford racing chassis. The staff additionally put in the engine within the rear and coated the broader wheels with fender flares. The second van was constructed by Auto Racing Expertise and hit 174 mph in assessments on the Silverstone racetrack.
To do the historic vans justice, Ford may transplant its all-wheel drive powertrain from the F-150 Lightning. Within the F-150 Lighting Platinum trim the electrical motors mix for an output of 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. If Ford actually wished to make a displaying, it may additionally set up its Mustang Mach-E 1400 idea automotive powertrain that makes 1,445 horsepower.
Followers will not have to attend lengthy. The brand new product will premiere on the Goodwood Competition of Velocity June 23-26. The Competition is an annual gathering on the Goodwood Property in England the place automotive fanatics come collectively to look at the well-known Goodwood Hill Climb in addition to different debuts.
This 12 months friends will see the Polestar 5, a brand new Bugatti, this Ford thriller automotive, and many extra. Followers can watch the Competition reside on Youtube.