Top Gear Speed Week: the misfits
Bowler EXR S, Vauxhall Maloo, Ford SuperSportVan, TG DeltaWang, McLaren GT and Honda race bike...
Posted: 30 Aug 2012
Truth is, the SuperTranny did thrash its way around Hammerhead looking like God flipped gravity 90 degrees, but I was hanging on for dear life, sat bolt upright over the steering wheel in a ridiculous sports seat, thinking the damn thing was about to fall over. And the sooty floods it chucked out on the upchange from the 3.2-litre five-pot turbodiesel made me think it was about to grenade. The fact that it's rear-wheel drive, makes 347lb ft from 1,500rpm, has no diff and therefore merrily spins an inside wheel into vapour also adds texture to the experience. It has standard ESP. The fusesort of, er, fell out. Several laps later, something clunks unhappily from the front suspension and the Transit has to be retired. But, my goodness, what a laugh. It can't possibly get funnier.