MS-RT has been awarded Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier status for its customised Transit
Felix Page Autocar writer
29 November 2018

Ford Motor Company has approved MS-RT’s recently launched Transit Custom for sale through its UK dealer network. 

MS-RT specialises in performing motorsport-inspired modifications to Ford’s line-up of commercial vehicles, primarily the Ranger pick-up and Transit van. 

The MS-RT Transit Custom comes with a unique bodykit, 18in OZ racing alloy wheels and Eibach lowering springs fitted as standard, while MS-RT-branded decals top off the visual enhancements. 

In the cabin, the standard Transit Custom interior has been enhanced with the addition of carbon inlays on the steering wheel and hand-trimmed nappa leather seats. 

The Transit Custom’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ecoblue Diesel engine has been tuned to produce 168bhp and 299lb ft of torque which, with the addition of a sports exhaust system, is good for a top speed of 93mph. 

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The Welsh company took inspiration from World Rally Championship team M-Sport, officially backed by Ford, to create a Transit with motorsport-bred aerodynamic and technological qualities. 

The Qualified Vehicle Modifier title is awarded to companies with manufacturing and quality control practices that match those of Ford itself. Any vehicles sold through a QVM come with a warranty that matches the terms of that offered by Ford.  

The MS-RT Transit Custom is available in selected UK dealerships from £29,995 for the entry-level single-cab variant, rising to £35,995 for the range-topping R-Spec edition

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29 November 2018

 Didn’t Guy Martin not have a tricked up Transit...?

29 November 2018

It's a van, not a sports car. Even worse than sport versions of SUVs.

29 November 2018

It's not needed, White Van Man already drives like an Idiot. He doesn't need a top speed of 93mph. All vans should be governed to 70, lower if possible.

29 November 2018

As opposed to the idiots I see driving cars every day?No reason for any vehicle to be able to go faster than 70mph on the public highways really.

FMS

4 December 2018
PHIL.C wrote:

It's not needed, White Van Man already drives like an Idiot. He doesn't need a top speed of 93mph. All vans should be governed to 70, lower if possible.

 

Only thing not needed here is your uninformed judgemental comments that paint negatively, everyone who gets behind the wheel of a white van. How stupid are you?. Now all of those drivers are male?. How stupid are you?.

 

You should be governed from your own total stupidity and that would be our blessing as well.

 

You are EXTREMELY stupid.

29 November 2018
I doubt the engines tuned, those figures are the normal output for the 170ps.

30 November 2018

I hope that this transit has better rust protection than a standard transit because £35k+ is expensive for a van that’s going to be failing its first MOT on severe corrosion, plus white van man already thinks he’s a racing driver without pimping his ride

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