Rally-Inspired MS-RT Ford Transit Custom Is Soccer Dad’s Van

A month after its online presentation, the MS-RT Ford Transit Custom is now ready for its future owners in the United Kingdom.

The MS-RT-tuned vehicle is available in two body styles: panel van and double cab, with 3-, 5- and 6-seat configurations, short and long wheelbase, tailgate or twin back doors. Pricing starts at £32,995 (equal to $45,399).

All versions of the van use the same 2.0-liter TDCi diesel engine. The unit develops 170PS (168hp / 125kW) and 405Nm (299lb-ft) of torque and is married to either a manual or an automatic gearbox, both of them with six speeds.

Exterior modifications include the wide body arch extensions, different bumpers, new grille, side sills, rear diffuser and spoiler. The MS-RT Ford Transit Custom features special decals as well, 18-inch Anthracite OZ Racing alloy wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventus S1 evo2 tires, Eibach performance lowering springs and twin sports exhaust system.

The sporty theme continues inside, with the Nappa leather and suede seat facings, different steering wheel with carbon fiber inlays, special gauges and MS-RT branded floor mats.

Additionally, the tuned van benefits from the automaker’s SYNC3 infotainment system with satellite navigation, reversing camera and more. Parking sensors are standard, too, alongside the heated windscreen, heated seats, 230V power convertor, and HID headlights with integrated DRLs.

All versions of the this Ford Transit Custom are hand-finished at the MS-RT’s factory in Gwent, South Wales.


more photos...
  • Six_Tymes

    cool. all black

  • TheBelltower

    Okay, this is the coolest thing I’ve seen all week! Ford, should crank these out by the boatload.

  • Paul

    It looks good and has a few performance tidbits too.

  • SgtBeavis

    That would make for a pretty awesome toy hauler.

  • Shouldn’t you guys mentioned that this car is modified by M-Sport that has done Ford WRC program since Escort WRC days.

  • khc

    With vans (not minivans) gaining in popularity in the U.S. for recreational use, I’m surprised and disappointed Ford isn’t offering a Transit Van like this here. This reminds me of the SWB Chevy Van I owned for 10 years, and still miss in some ways.

  • Theses are made in Mamhilad Park Estate I work in office there and they have a compound full of theses!

  • Wandering_Spirit

    Ford has original ideas very often. This one is definitely cool

    • Frank

      Although these were not a ‘Ford idea”. They come from the desk of M-Sport and MS-RT in Wales.

      • Wandering_Spirit

        My bad Frank. It’s true.

  • SteersUright

    It looks cool but I wonder if its actually any good to drive?

Cammer Brakes To Avoid Red-Light Runner, Promptly Gets Rear-Ended

Even so, the one who’ll foot the bill for the repair will probably be the driver of the car behind the cammer.

Even Valentino Balboni Was Impressed By The Lamborghini Miura Jota SVR

The Jota SVR started out life as a regular 1968 Miura S and its owners went to great lengths to get his wish fulfilled .

Wald Wants To Turn Your Mercedes C-Class Into An AMG C63 Lookalike

The bundle of upgrades is suitable to the W205 generation of the C-Class, from 2014 to 2018.

New Toyota Supra Races Porsche Cayman GTS, Audi TT RS And Alpine A110

Toyota has high aspirations about the all-new Supra – so how does it fare against some of its rivals?.

So You Think You Can Afford America’s Cheapest Mercedes E63 AMG?

A piece of advice: you shouldn’t do donuts in your W211 E63 if you don’t want your power steering to fail.

Two New Electric Crossovers Could Doom The Lincoln Continental In America

US production of the Continental will reportedly end in 2021.

The Average Dodge Challenger Buyer Is 51 Years Old, Still Younger Than Mustang And Camaro Customers

The Dodge Challenger has also comfortably outsold the Chevrolet Camaro in the first half of 2019.

Talk About Getting Dumped: Florida Man Pours Dirt On Cadillac CTS Driven By Girlfriend

The girlfriend didn’t own the Cadillac, so its owner was likely in for a big surprise.

Return Of The Sport Truck? Ram Considering Lowering Kit For 1500 Pickup

Previewed by the Low Down concept, the kit could reduce the ride height by approximately 2 inches.

Failed Aston Martin Vanquish Tooling Buyer Identified As Detroit Electric

Detroit Electric agreed to pay $24 million for the tooling of the Vanquish, but failed to come up with the money.