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 |  Apr 12 2011, 5:01 PM

Because your new washer and dryer combo from Sears just can’t get home fast enough, Ford unveiled a hotted-up version of their Transit van, subtly named the SuperSportVan.

The SSV, unveiled at the (where else?) Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, England, is a short-wheelbase Transit stuffed with a 3.2-liter five-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque, underneath some racing stripes and big white wheels. Inside, the SSV still preserves its plumbing-equipment-hauling capabilities, but with a color navigation screen and LEDs sprinkled liberally throughout.

Ford has a tradition with super-fast Transit vans with the word “Super” in their names—there have been three heavily modified Supervans built since 1971, with the first riding atop a GT40 chassis and the most recent from 1995 featuring 650 horsepower. This one might not be as extreme as those race-chassis’d creations, but it’s a step in the right direction in bringing back vannin’. Hopefully the next Supervan will feature disco balls and an airbrushed mural of wizards.