FROM THE MK1 TO DATE
AND A FEW FROM AROUND THE WORLD
First of the mk1
SUPERVAN fords mk1 race prep van
The original Supervan was produced by Terry Drury Racing and made its debut at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday 1971. It was fitted with a 400 horsepower version of the high-performance 302 cubic inch V8 engine used in Ford's Le Mans-winning GT40 sports cars.
Running gear is from the GT40 race car
PEED WAS FANTASTIC WITH 68 IN FIRST, 102 IN SECOND, 134 IN THIRD, 165 IN FORTH, AND 196 IN FITH. WITH A REV LIMIT OF 7000 RPM BUT WOULD GO TO 8000 RPM
0-60 TIMES WERE 7.0 SECONDS WITH 0-100 IN 21.6 SECONDS. 1/4 MILE TIMES OF 14.9 AT 87MPH
followed in 1984
Supervan 2 debuted in 1984, at the Donington Truck Grand Prix, and was the work of Auto Racing Technology of Woolaston. Powered by a Ford-Cosworth DFL engine – the long-stroke version of Ford's famous DFV F1 engine. It was clocked at Silverstone doing 174mph. Ten years later and DRL Engineering of Suffolk undertook a complete re-build of Supervan 2 and, fittingly, it was decided to re-name the vehicle Supervan 3.
Engine: Cosworth DFL 3.9L V8
Power: 500 BHP
Chassis: Ford DFV-powered C100 Group C racer
Body: Composite over
aluminium honeycomb chassis
Engine: Cosworth HB 3.5L 72 degree V8
Power: 730 BHP @ 13,500 RPM
Rev Limit: 13,800
Transmission: Benetton 6 speed, Quaife LSD, AP twin plate sintered metal clutch
Suspension: Independant all round with top and bottom wishbones, coil over shocks, front and rear anti-roll bars
Brakes: Brembo 11" Carbon discs and pads, Brembo 4 spot calipers
Wheels: OZ cast magnesium 13"x10" front 13"x12" rear
The Essex-based Ford Heritage Vehicle Collection has been boosted with the re commissioning of Transit Supervan 3. Originally built 20 years ago when it was known as Supervan 2, this very special Transit with the heart and lungs of a racing car will spearhead a number of activities next year when the company celebrates the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Ford Transit range.
Built on a Ford C100 race car chassis and originally powered by a mid-mounted Ford-Cosworth 650bhp 'HB' F1 engine, Supervan 3 first saw the light of day in 1995 when it was displayed at the motor show in Birmingham. For the next few years, in its unique hand-crafted seven-eighths scale fibreglass body, it was used at special events up and down the country before being 'retired' in 2001 after its appearance at the National Van Show in Brighton, where it was presented in authentic Royal Mail livery.
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