Ford’s New Transit To Get 365bhp Twin Turbo V6
Well, the Americans are going to get a new Transit with a 365bhp twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, and rear-wheel-drive too.
Sorry for the teasing headline, but hopefully if enough people here in the UK decide they’d like a twin-turbo Transit then Ford will be forced to sell it over here!
The 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 has been available in the American F-150 pick-up for some time, where it uses two Garrett GT15 turbos which can spin at up to 170,000rpm and provide 12psi of boost to hit 370PS (365bhp) and 420lb/ft of torque. Yeehaa!
In the meantime, Ford has unveiled the Transit Tourneo Concept at Geneva, but as with all recent show cars bearing the name ‘Concept’, this will basically be the next production Transit.
The Transit will undoubtedly continue to be the byword for ‘van’ by adopting the same ‘Kinetic Design’ as the new Focus and Fiesta, in particular those cars’ trapezoidal-shaped grille and bold wheel arches, to take what Ford insists is a “fresh approach to space, style and functionality”.
All we want to know is if there will be a Supervan 4 version… Or if not, at least a SportVan? Powered by a V6 perhaps? You know, a twin-turbocharged 365bhp one? HINT HINT!!
on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 at 3:59 pm under News, Other Fords.
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