Meet the world’s coolest Ford Transit!
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Ford Transit, a UK-based tuning company has developed what’s quite possibly the coolest Transit van in the world.
The limited edition van was created by Van Sport in association with Ford World Rally partners M-Sport, who previously helped to develop the Ford Fiesta RS World Rally Car.
Directly inspired by the dynamic appearance of the rallying Fiesta, this special edition Transit comes complete with a WRC-inspired body kit, along with a luxury hand-crafted leather interior.
Inspired by World Rally Championship
True to its rallying inspiration, it also features Eibach lowered suspension and 18-inch Michelin racing tyres, along with a new remodelled steering wheel and M-Sport branded dials and mats.
It also comes with a brand-new exhaust system that’s integrated into the rear bumper, along with a striking roof spoiler, a unique numbered plate and a variety of custom bespoke options.
Malcolm Wilson OBE, managing director of M-Sport, said: “This is a fantastic project which we are all extremely proud to be involved in.
“Combining Ford’s driving dynamics and the Transit’s versatility with Van Sport’s ingenuity and style, this product compliments the M-Sport brand which is all about quality, performance and flair.”
One of the best-loved vans in history
First introduced in 1965, the Ford Transit has gone on to become one of the most successful and best-loved vans in the world, with Ford recently announcing it’s to expand its line-up even further.
With the introduction of new models like the Chassis Double Cab and L5 versions with extra-long wheelbases, the new Transit is now available in more than 450 different model variants.
The Ford Transit is also the best-selling van in the UK as of last year, as well as the recipient of various International Van of the Year awards and an array of other critical successes.
More than 450 Transit variants available!
Most recently, it was named Van of the Year at the 2015 What Van? Awards, the culmination of a two-year effort on Ford’s behalf to overhaul and update the entire Transit range.
Terry Rayner, director of Ford’s Transit centres said at the time: “I am delighted to receive the What Van? Van of the Year award for the Transit Courier, a Ford first in the small van segment.
“2015 will be the first full year that the entire four-van Transit range will be available and will coincide with the launch of Ford’s specialist commercial vehicle dealerships and service centres.”