Performance styling company MS-RT has unveiled its new Ford Transit Connect, which uses styling and technology pioneered by Ford’s works rally team.
The new conversion complements its Ford QVM-approved Transit Custom conversion, which was introduced last year.
The MS-RT Transit Connect features a styling kit designed and manufactured by the company in-house. The conversion consists of a full MS-RT plastic injection-moulded body kit, styled front bumper, grilles, front diffuser, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser and spoiler.
In addition, it has a stainless steel sports exhaust system, 18-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels with an optional limited edition bronze finish, a carbon inlay sports steering wheel and a hand-made nappa leather and suede interior.
Customers buying a Transit Connect will also be given an exclusive MS-RT gift pack, consisting of a special logoed bag containing products to help keep their van in top condition. The conversion has been designed to pass QVM approval with Ford.
The van will be priced at £23,995 with a six-speed manual gearbox, or £24,995 with automatic transmission, both pus VAT.
All MS-RT Transit Connects will come with a three-year, 100,000-mile warranty. A long-wheelbase version and double cab will be introduced later in the year.
They also come with LED load space lighting, a premium infotainment pack with nav and a reversing camera, bi-xenon headlights and twin side loading doors.
Options will include an upgrade to bronze alloy wheels, a Maxhaust exhaust system with app-controlled soundtrack, a rally sticker pack, black exhaust tips and a full carbon steering wheel option.
MS-RT Founding Director, Edward Davies, said: “We’ve enjoyed unprecedented success with the MS-RT Transit Custom, with the order books completely full since launch. Our customers absolutely love their vans and the uniqueness of them, so we expect that the Connect will develop a similar following among those who want a commercial vehicle with genuine motorsport heritage, fantastic sports styling and a full manufacturer-backed warranty. We can’t wait to deliver the first Launch Edition models later this year.”
The first vans arrive with customers in September. Each one is constructed by hand at MS-RT’s Pontypool factory.