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#99950 - 4th Apr 2005 2:39pm Ford Transit RS Connect Van
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The White Van Man will be over the moon. Ford has a long History of producing motorsport-based versions of Transit — the Supervan series and the Rally Transit — and its rumoured that another one is in the pipeline for its 40th anniversary celebrations next year. In the meantime it has come up with a high performance version of the Baby Transit; Connect X-press. It has, however, taken a different approach with this one. The starting point — the engine — is not from one of its competition cars, but has been transplanted from a production model; the Focus RS.

The 1,988cc turbocharged 16-valve Duratec RS powerplant was an obvious choice as Connect has a certain amount of under-the-skin commonality with Focus at the front end. It was still not an easy job to fit the engine and associated plumbing into the allotted space.

What Van's view:
'Transit Connect X-press looks stunning in its pearlescent white paint job — courtesy of Harley Davidson, another company Ford owns a chunk of — and it just goes to show what Ford is capable of producing by dipping into its extensive corporate parts bin. We were expecting something much more hairy and unrefined, but was bowled over by the engineering integrity applied to this one-off, road legal, special. Definitely worth a look on the Ford stand at the CV Show'.






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#99951 - 4th Apr 2005 5:17pm Re: Ford Transit RS Connect Van
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WTF! could you honestly see any white van man drivin around in that, its still good but bloody pointless IMO

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#99952 - 4th Apr 2005 5:35pm Re: Ford Transit RS Connect Van
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Lovin it! haha

Its not for transportin things, its for scooby,kicks the ass outta the cW transit doesnt it
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#99953 - 4th Apr 2005 5:49pm Re: Ford Transit RS Connect Van
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oh man wen i go self employed!!!!!!!!!!i could just see that with conservatory frames on a side rack with me drivin thats the dogs imagine turnin up on site in that!!!!!!!i want!!!!!haha
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