Supervan Returns - Meet the 2000 HP Electric Minivan from Ford
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Meet the 2000 HP Electric Minivan

What do you get when you cross a Tesla Model S Plaid with a minivan?

The Ford Supervan concept is a four-motor, 2000 HP Transit van that can rocket you and your stuff from 0-60 in under 2 seconds!

Ford has a long history of building cutting-edge vans that are little more than premier racing cars stuffed under their latest cargo van. In the 1960s, the Supervan was essentially a ProMod dragster under a COE van body. In the 1980s, the Supervan was built over one of Ford’s wild RS2000 rally cars. In the 90s, the Supervan returned as an active, ground-effect Formula 1 car (in van form).

Now, it’s back again. This time, it’s packing an almost unimaginable two-thousand horsepower. And — of course! — it’s 100% electric!

 

Like This, but FOUR of Them

Ford  500 HP Electric Motor
Image courtesy Ford.
 

Like the older Ford concepts, this latest Supervan delivers on the “Super” part. Instead of a Cosworth-derived ICE, though, this one gets by with four of Ford’s finest, 500 HP electric motors— one at each wheel. That’s 2000 HP in total, which is more than enough to get the big Ford to blast from 0 to 60 MPH just under 2.0 seconds.

The new electric Supervan is scheduled to make its motorsports debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it’ll get wheeled up the historic hillclimb course by EV racing legend Romain Dumas— the guy who just happens to own the electric and overall time records at the Nürburgring and PIke’s Peak.

So, you know, it should do just fine.

The Goodwood launch will help Ford promote its all-electric E-Transit, which made its European debut earlier this year. The guys at Jalopnik speculate that Ford refuses to sell that van in the US because it could cannibalize F-150 Lightning sales— but we don’t really buy that one.

What do you guys think? Is Ford going to keeps its best electric vans overseas, or are we going to get to sample some E-Tranist goodness Stateside as soon as supply catches up to demand? Check out the Supervan gallery, below, then let us know what you think in the comments.

 

SOURCE | IMAGES: FORD.

AUTHOR: 

JO BORRAS (EIC)

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