This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Ford Transit, but a Van-Sport variant, build in collaboration with M-Sport; yes, the WRC rally team.
Ken Block is flying the Hoonigan Racing Division’s colors in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the wheel of a M-Sport Ford Focus RS. This Transit might not anywhere near as fast, missing the gazillion horsepower EcoBoost engine, but it certainly doesn’t lack appeal.
As the standard (if you can call it that) Van Racing model, Block’s signed Transit rolls on a set of OZ racing wheels – iconic in the rally world, and sits a little closer to the ground thanks to an Eibach lowered suspension. Its stance and blackened paint scheme makes it appear like the rallycross model’s bodyguard.
Although Block didn’t give too much information, the vehicle seems to sport its own unique details, including a plaque attesting its distinctiveness, as well as the custom-made plastic side strips, wrapped in an intricate pattern.
According to Ken’s Instagram, you’ll be able to buy this model – in Europe – starting this fall, making for an interesting support car, to say the least.
More of my new signature @MSportLTD Ford Transit van from our road trip in Norway this past week, chasing the Ford Focus RS on some epic roads. Love this thing – and my family does too! #FordTransit #fjordexplorers #sunsetporn #FordFocusRS Uk [email protected] Europe [email protected]A photo posted by Ken Block (@kblock43) on Jun 7, 2016 at 12:23am PDT
Another angle of my signature @MSportLTD Ford Transit van, during one of our Norwegian fjord exploring missions before our race in Hell, Norway this weekend. Shot from the Ford Focus RS press car we have here. And, you’ll be able to buy one in Europe starting this fall! Check out the Hoonigan Racing blog for more info on this thing. #FordTransit #fjordexplorers Uk [email protected] Europe [email protected]A photo posted by Ken Block (@kblock43) on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:59pm PDT
Introducing: my first ever signature Ford product! Yep, it’s a van. A “Ken Block” signature Ford Transit van. Ha. I never thought my first signature vehicle would be a van but, I’m really stoked with how this collaboration between @MSportltd and myself turned out. #fordtransit #vanlife #adventurevehicle #fjordexplorersA photo posted by Ken Block (@kblock43) on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:04pm PDT