Ford Bringing Five Custom Transit Vans to SEMA
"Vandemonium" Hits Las Vegas
Ford will be bringing five customized Transit vans to the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show next week, and today, the company released a few images and details about them to the world.
We’ve seen one of the custom Transits before, pictured above. The Galpin Auto Sports-tuned Transit Skyliner appeared earlier this year at April’s New York Auto Show. Underneath the subtle paint and exterior mods, it features a gorgeous interior with four supple captain’s chairs, full wood flooring, and an extensive infotainment array. Designed for executive travel, it looks perfect for the job.
Joining Galpin Auto Sports's van at SEMA will be four brand new show vehicles based on the Transit.
Like the Galpin Skyliner, Detroit Custom Coach’s Business Class Transit is designed to get VIPs from A to B in maximum comfort. The all-black exterior paint and custom wheels cut a sleek, imposing figure, while massaging seats, wood flooring, mobile Wi-Fi, a cocktail station, and flat-panel TVs ensure its passengers’ comfort and convenience. The Business Class seats up to eight people, making it perfect for an entourage’s night out on the town.
The Vegas Off-Road Experience (VORE) Transit is decidedly less posh, at least on the outside. Extended fender flares, LED light-bars, off-road wheels and tires, and a dual-wheel rear axle mean this van is ready for some light desert bashing. VORE will use the Transit to transport guests around VORE events and courses. As such, its interior is just as impressive as the Skyliner and the Business Class. LED TVs, a video game station, and touch-screen controls mean the interior is as comfortable as the van is capable. We love the kick-ass paint job and hardcore roof rack, and the Raptor-style grille and clearance lights are pretty cool, too.
The Designed Travel Transit was built and outfitted by Waldoch Crafts and 3dCarbon and Air Design. Its bright red paint and 20-inch wheels combine with ground effects to make the medium-roof van look almost sporty. Designed for comfortable travel, the van gets a solid hickory wood floor (we sense a theme here), four reclining bucket seats, a rear-seat sofa, a 50-inch television, and touch-screen remote controls. It’s a pretty fetching van, and it’s certainly the most restrained travel vehicle in this group.
The Formula DRIFT Transit throws Ford’s van into the world of motorsport. Designed as a support vehicle for the Formula DRIFT series, this Transit has onboard fire and safety equipment to help with crashes and an interior workspace designed for the series. It also comes with a custom-matched Kawasaki Mule UTV, and the Transit has a performance suspension, exhaust, and air intake to help it get to crash sites quickly and safely. Sign us up for one of these, please.
We’ll see all five up close and personal at the SEMA Show next week. Stay tuned.