Transit by MS-RT Is the Sizzling Ford Van You’ve Always Wanted

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With 208 horsepower, a six-speed manual gearbox, and a tuned suspension, this Ford Transit is the hottest family van around.

Many truck enthusiasts have a soft spot for Ford vans. Whether it be the E-Series, the Aerostar, or the more recent Windstar, they all have their own followers. Ford stepped away from the American minivan market due to sinking sales and the rise of the SUV. However, the E-Series continued production for commercial applications, and the Transit eventually filled the gap between light and medium duty vans.

Here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts, we are big fans of the many variations of the Transit, and we can’t say we’ve ever loved any of them more than we do this creation by Van Sport. Called the MS-RT Ford Transit, the family-friendly rocket starts out in life as a double cab-in-van (DCiV) with dual sliding doors before being modified by the British tuning company.


First and foremost, the 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine (Europe model) receives an ECU overhaul for more power and torque. As a result, the stock 170 ponies translate into 208 horsepower. That’s a considerable increase from just one modification. The van-crazy tuners didn’t stop there, they also fitted a new intercooler, exhaust system, Eibach springs, Reiger shock absorbers, and vented brake rotors with six-piston calipers.


Inside, things took a sharp turn at the corner of badass and too hardcore. The stock seats were replaced by Sparco bucket units wrapped in Alcantara, similar to the ones found in the Focus RS. While we can appreciate the awesome look, we’re thinking the passengers’ behinds won’t appreciate the stiff ride. What we do approve of are the several interior accessories added for easier day-to-day operation, such as backup camera, navigation, and several power outlets.


Last but not least, the exterior received a wrap-around body kit, which looks awesome, and a set of gorgeous 20-inch OZ Racing wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport rubber.


Please join us in a loud “boo hoo” because this bad boy is only available for sale in Europe. Its price? Approximately $50,000 bucks.

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Photos: MS-RT

Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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