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Wild Ford SuperVan revealed with 1,973 horsepower

This should impress the folks at the loading dock.

The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is a custom racing truck designed as a showcase for the brand’s efforts in electrification.

The outrageous machine is making its debut this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K.

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It will be driven at the event by two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans champion Romain Dumas.

The vehicle is the fourth in a line of SuperVans stretching back to 1971, when Ford wrapped a Transit body around the chassis of one its Le Mans-winning GT40 race cars (as featured in “Ford v Ferrari”) to promote the new Transit.

The 1971 SuperVan was built on the chassis of a Ford GT40 racing car. 

A new one followed in 1984 based off of Ford’s endurance racing car of that era and a third in 1994 that was powered by the Formula One Ford Cosworth V8.

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The 1984 SuperVan used a modified Ford C100 endurance racing car platform.

The new SuperVan is a collaboration between Ford Performance and Austrian race car builder STARD, who started with the chassis of an E-Transit Custom electric van, but replaced pretty much everything else.

The 1994 SuperVan was powered by a Formula One V8.

The SuperVan features a composite body with some styling elements that echo the Ford GT race car, including its tapered greenhouse with flow-through bodywork and large rear diffuser.

The Electric SuperVan features a composite body designed with downforce producing aerodynamic features.

It’s all supported by a steel spaceframe and the interior is stripped out save for the driver’s controls and a large touchscreen display like the ones in the Ford Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.

The Electric SuperVan's interior is equipped with a touchscreen controller shared with Ford's production electric vehicles.

The powertrain consists of four electric motors with a combined output of 1,973 hp (2,000 PS or metric horsepower), a 50 kWh battery pack and power controls that can handle high output scenarios.

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The SuperVan is powered by four electric motors with a combined output of 1,973 hp.

“We’re bringing SuperVan into the 21st century with 2,000 PS of all-electric power for unmatched excitement and unmistakable styling inspired by the new E-Transit Custom. But performance isn’t all about horsepower – the Electric SuperVan’s processing power means engineers can use real-time vehicle data to optimize its performance, just like on a top-level racing car,” Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance Motorsports, said.

The SuperVan will be making its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The SuperVan’s programming includes a variety of drive modes that modify its characteristics for track driving, drag racing, drifting, etc., and even includes a “tire cleaning” setting that locks the brakes at one end while the other does a burnout.

The production version of the E-Transit can’t do that. It is a rear-wheel-drive van with 266 hp and a driving range of up to 126 miles per charge that starts at $51,880 in the U.S.

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