Just the Facts:
• The Ford Transit SuperSportVan, tricked out with Le Mans-style body stripes, twin exhausts, front and rear spoilers, and side skirts debuted on Tuesday at the U.K.’s Commercial Vehicle Show.
• Ford describes the SuperSportVan as “strictly a limited production of one.”
• The one-off is a study in extremes, with a 198-horsepower five-cylinder 3.2-liter TDCi diesel engine stuffed under the hood of the smallest short-wheelbase model.
BIRMINGHAM, England — Commanding center stage at the U.K.’s otherwise staid Commercial Vehicle Show is the Ford Transit SuperSportVan — a “special project” that the Dearborn automaker said is designed to “showcase our engineers’ skill and enthusiasm.”
The Transit SuperSportVan, a study in extremes, shoehorns a 198-horsepower five-cylinder 3.2-liter TDCi diesel engine under the hood of the smallest short-wheelbase model.
The exterior treatment would be right at home at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. It includes Le Mans-style body stripes, twin exhausts, alloy wheels, low-profile tires, front and rear lower spoilers, side skirts and extended wheel arches.
The cabin gets leather seats, a satellite navigation system with 5-inch color screen, LED cargo lights in the rear and LED daytime running lights.
Pricing is irrelevant, since Ford said in a statement that this is “strictly a limited production of one.”
“We wanted to add some contemporary fun and also showcase our engineers’ skill and enthusiasm,” said Steve Clary, Ford of Britain commercial vehicles director.