It’s been decades since Supervan 3 debuted with a Cosworth V6 engine and a throwback Ford Racing livery. Supervan 2 was a Ford C100 Group C racer with a Mk2 Transit body on top. The original Supervan had Ford’s GT40 engine with a Mk1 Transit body shell on top. While it isn’t officially called “Supervan 4", you can go to a Ford Commercial dealership right now and order up a brand new Transit with a 400 lb-ft turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, and a 3.73 rear axle ratio with a limited slip from the factory.
Sure, the thing is still only capable of a 15 second quarter mile, and will run from 0-60 in 6.8 seconds, but there was a time where that was equivalent to supercar levels of performance. With a stock 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, the Ecoboost Transit is pretty impressive. Grab a two-seater short-wheelbase low-roof model with alloy wheels and you’ve got a super hauler with leather seating, decent audio options, and a cool look for less than your average new SUV. It’s even available in British Racing Green.
Even better than all of that, however, is the fact that there are already dozens of tuners offering upgrades for the 3.5-liter Ecoboost, as it’s the same one available in the F150. With just a tune, Livernois Motorsports claims they were able to get 428 horsepower and 469 lb-ft of torque from this engine on 93 octane fuel. Now we’re talking Supervan status. That’s a van that will haul anything you want it to, including ass. I want one right now!
Now I’m dreaming of an engine build with bigger turbos, more intercooler, more fuel, and an E85 fuel tune. Why am I dreaming about vans? It’s Van Time.