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MS-RT's Ford Transit Connect wants to be a WRC car when it grows up

Limited-edition R120 is only available in white, with red/black decals

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MS-RT, purveyor of what must be the world’s fastest-looking Ford Transits, has done it again. For £25,995 before VAT (because VAN), it’ll sell you one of these things. It’s a Ford Transit Connect (that’s the little, but not the littlest, Transit) that wears an outrageous bodykit, white OZ Racing alloy wheels and red/black decals. Is it wrong that we quite like it?

Only available in white, the MS-RT R120 also gets a quad exhaust. Doesn’t have much to work with, mind. MS-RT doesn’t say what engine powers this special-edition, but we’d put money on it being the same 120bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine as the regular MS-RT-fettled Transit Connect. Maybe they’ll turn the wick up if you ask them really nicely.

Instead of actual noise we’re promised “app-based technology” helps by delivering “the sound of a sports exhaust through the van’s integral speakers, giving it a soundtrack to match its impressive road dynamics”.

Elsewhere inside you get leather with contrast red stitching and a “full carbon fibre” steering wheel.

You can have one in either long- or short-wheelbase form with either two or three seats up front. 36 will be sold in all, with 30 for England, Scotland and Wales and six for Northern Ireland.

MS-RT is something called a Ford “QVM” – or qualified vehicle modifier. That means it meets Ford’s standards and gives its vehicles the same three-year/100,000 mile warranty you get on a normal Transit.


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