“We’re bringing SuperVan into the 21st century with 2,000PS (1973bhp) of all-electric power,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, of Ford Performance Motorsports. “But performance isn’t all about horsepower – the Electric SuperVan’s processing power means engineers can use real-time vehicle data to optimise its performance, just like on a top-level racing car.”
Goodwood is likely to be the first in a series of publicity stunts for the van, and there are several clues as to where you might see it — or its cloud of tyre smoke — next.
It’s fitted with driving modes including ‘Track’, which optimises performance for slick tyres, as well as ‘Drag’ for radial drag strip rubber. There’s also a ‘Rally’ map, and a ‘Drift’ setting for powersliding on tarmac and snow. A ‘Road’ mode is also included, for the option of joining its production siblings in the outside lane.