2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan is one off study version
Ford claimed that Transit SuperSportVan (SSV) combines the smallest body available in the Transit lineup with the biggest diesel in the range, the car revealed on Tuesday at the Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC in the UK. Ford’s flagship 3.2-litre inline-five turbo diesel engine was shoehorned into a short wheelbase Transit, for maximum power-to-weight ratio.
The 3.2 TDCi unit, normally found in bigger Transit models like the 4.25 tonnes Transit Jumbo, delivers 200-horsepower and a maximum torque of 470Nm (346.7 lb-ft) at 1700-2500 rpm. The inline-five is hooked up to a six-speed gearbox. In comparison, the standard Transit SportVan is based on the popular 260, short wheelbase model with front wheel drive, a 140HP 2.2-litre TDCi diesel engine and a six-speed transmission.
The one-off Ford Transit SSV features several exterior upgrades such as the Le Mans-style bonnet stripes, twin exhausts, deep-dish white alloy wheels wrapped around low profile 235/45 tires, front and rear lower spoilers, side skirts and extended wheel arches.
Ford was quick to point out that the Transit SSV is a one-off study and that is has no plans to present a production version.
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