Ford unveils new MS-RT Transit Custom
Ford has unveiled a new MS-RT Transit Custom – a van designed to combine practicality with performance style.
MS-RT – M-Sport Rally Team – is the outfit that operates Ford’s Fiesta programme in the World Rally Championship. It has used the wide range of technology at its disposal to let van drivers go about their daily commercial duties with the feeling that they are also driving a sporty vehicle.
On the outside, the van has undergone a full front bumper and grille replacement, with integrated fog lamps, an extreme front diffuser, wide body arch extensions, sills, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. All the parts are manufactured at MS-RT’s factory in Pontypool, south Wales.
Also included in the package are a twin sports exhaust system, exclusive exterior decals and 18-inch Anthracite OZ Racing alloys with 103 XL load-rated Hankook Ventus S1 evo² tyres, as well as Eibach performance lowering springs. These components improve handling and responsiveness while maintaining the Transit’s payload capacity, says Ford.
The performance theme continues inside, with handcrafted nappa leather and suede seat facings, and a sports steering wheel with carbon-fibre inlays. The rally-style aesthetic is completed with MS-RT-branded floor mats and dash clocks.
The MS-RT Transit Custom comes with the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system and satellite navigation as standard, in addition to dual side-loading doors, load space lighting, a 230-volt power converter, parking sensors, reversing camera, heated windscreen, heated seats and upgraded HID headlights with integrated daytime running lights.
Full details of pricing and specification for the MS-RT Transit Custom will be announced next month.
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