Can a Ford Transit Connect be cool? It can certainly try.
Known for debuting some of the coolest concept cars that eventually become both real toys and real production cars, Ford’s “vandemonium” focus at this year’s SEMA Show meant it was the Transit Connect’s turn to get the custom treatment.
Tricked out with a custom Hot Wheels paint job the van is four inches wider up front and six inches wider in the rear with custom exhaust pipes on either side and gullwing doors replacing the conventional sliding doors. Other upgrades include a Focus RS styled front end and 20-inch wheels, while the interior gets an even more dramatic makeover with storage for tools, a 55-inch TV screen, two 18-inch tablets and some Recaro sports seats borrowed from a Focus ST.
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Powered by a 2.5-liter 4-clinder it might not be much fun to drive, so thankfully you can race inside the car thanks to two Hot Wheels race tracks forming a drag strip down the center of the van.
For more fun the van is built to tow a custom “Rip Rod” built by Hot Wheels and powered by Ford’s new 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylidner.
Chances of seeing a production version of the actual van are nonexistent, however, Hot Wheels fans will be able to pick up a 1:64 scale die-cast model in Fall of 2014.
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