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Video: Ford Transit Supervan

Submitted by on March 2, 2011

handlingThe Ford Transit Supervan first appeared at Brands Hatch in 1971. Essentially it was a GT40 chassis with a mid mounted 400hp Gurney Weslake V8, which powered the Mark 1 Transit to 60mph in seven seconds and on to a top speed of around 150 mph. Enjoy the video!

The machine was built for Ford by Terry Drury Racing and sported a 5-speed transmission, with fully independent suspension and brakes  from the iconic Ford GT40.

302 V8Externally the van looked very much like a standard Transit, other than some 70s racing stripes and a Ford logo. The wheel arches were flared but barely covered the wider wheels.

Supervan 1Aerodynamically it was much like a brick.

helloIn 1978 Ford released the Transit Mark 2 and  Supervan 2 was born. Even Jackie Stewart had a go. Then in 1995 along came Supervan 3!  Here’s hoping for Supervan 4.

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