Ford teases potential electric supervisors for the release of Goodwood

Ford Racecar has a long history of one-off, high-performance vans using powertrains, and it looks set to release a new version at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

As of June 23rd, Ford News Europe has uploaded a short video on its social media stating that “something electrifying” is coming.

The 22-second video focuses primarily on a racing helmet with the Ford Performance and Ford Pro (Ford’s commercial division) badges, as well as the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​badges on June 23.

A car has a very brief glimpse with a blocky, van-like silhouette in the background, and its full-width light bar at the front is more closely visible.

Recently, Ford of Europe has teased its upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) and the shady images have similar segmented front light bars on all commercial vehicles in addition to the existing e-transit.

It has not been confirmed but this upcoming car could be the fourth rebirth of the Ford Transit-inspired Supervan with an all-electric powertrain.

Ford first unveiled its first Supervan in 1971 and it was based on the chassis of a GT40 race car with a pressed-steel body that resembled a first-generation transit.

It holds the GT40’s high-performance 5.0-liter small block Ford V8 that produces 324kW of power.

The first Supervan apparently could sprint 0-60mph (0-96.5km / h) in 7.0 seconds and had a top speed of over 240km / h.

Following the success of the first Supervan, Ford introduced a second high-performance van in 1984 that traded the steel body for a lighter weight option and added dramatic aerodynamics.

It was based on the aluminum bee chassis of the Ford C100 Group C race car and was powered by a 3.9-liter Cosworth V8 that is claimed to produce about 440kW.

The latest and most recent version of the Supervan was released in 1994 and used the body of the existing Supervan 2 but added an updated look to it.

It was initially powered by an F1-derived 3.5-liter Cosworth HB V8 that produces about 470kW. The powertrain was later replaced by the Ford-Cosworth Pro Sports 3000 V6, which produced about 194kW.

While it’s not clear how much power and torque this potentially electrifying Ford Performance-enhanced Pro car will produce, something big can be expected if the Bunker All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 drift car shuts down.

As mentioned earlier, Ford of Europe has stated that it will launch seven new electric models by 2024.

One of these electric models is the recently released e-transit custom one-ton van. It will go into production in 2023 with its Tourneo custom People Mover variant.

It will follow the EV variants of the next generation small transit courier van and the Tournio courier People Mover.

E-Transit has already been unveiled and will go on sale in Australia by mid-2022.

With these new cars, including two passenger cars based on the Volkswagen Group MEB platform, Ford plans to sell more than 600,000 EVs in Europe by 2026.

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