RE: New MS-RT Transit Connect launched

RE: New MS-RT Transit Connect launched

Wednesday 28th August

New MS-RT Transit Connect launched

Like your Transit to look the part? MS-RT have just the conversion



Everybody shops online these days, from groceries to clothing and electronics to furniture, there's virtually nothing you can't have delivered directly to your door. And as the number of deliveries has increased, so the number of vans has too. Over the past decade the distance driven by vans increased by nearly a quarter, with the UK's 1.5 million light goods vehicles now covering more than 50 billion miles a year. So how can an independently-minded van man (or woman) stand out from the crowd?

The answer comes from Welsh company MS-RT, which has unveiled an all-new 'sports-derived' body kit for Ford's Transit Connect models. Designed and manufactured in-house, the injection-moulded plastic kit features a new front bumper, grilles, front diffuser, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser and spoiler.

A stainless steel sports exhaust and 18-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels - with an optional limited edition bronze finish - complete the modifications, which are limited to aesthetic tweaks and don't provide any additional performance beyond potential aero gains. Inside, a carbon-inlayed sports steering wheel and a hand-made leather and suede interior should keep drivers in sufficient levels of luxury during long days on the road.


In addition, it gets 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, hand-made Nappa leather and suede interior, LED load space lighting, and premium infotainment pack - including sat-nav and a reversing camera, bi-xenon headlights and twin side loading doors - complete the transformation.

The conversion has been designed to pass QVM approval with Ford, includes a three-year, 100,000-mile warranty, and will be priced at Β£23,995 with a six-speed manual gearbox, or Β£24,995 with automatic transmission, both excluding VAT. A long-wheelbase version and double cab are both set to be introduced later in the year.

MS-RT Founding Director, Edward Davies, said of the project: "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."








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Escort Si-130

Original Poster:

2,348 posts

125 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Needs a hot engine conversion to go with it now.

cowboyengineer

533 posts

59 months

Wednesday 28th August
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I’ve always wanted to put the running gear of a fiesta st inside a fiesta van

johno333

61 posts

94 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Won't stop them driving like c*cks.

UnderSteerD

64 posts

127 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Look the part or look the prat? biggrin

Ady555

64 posts

49 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Isn't this old news?
I got offered one of the first 50 vans months ago. Nice looking van, but 30k including VAT!! Not that nice.

And7R

51 posts

1 month

Wednesday 28th August
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johno333 said:
Won't stop them driving like c*cks.
Or certain types stealing the bodykits for thir knackered old Transits! laugh

WCZ

7,006 posts

139 months

Wednesday 28th August
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cowboyengineer said:
I’ve always wanted to put the running gear of a fiesta st inside a fiesta van
loads of people have done it both way rounds, you can convert an st into a van or you can buy a van and convert it into an st.
they are constantly appearing on ebay etc

van manufacturers are scared of actually making a good small van because it'd sell so well and people would use it for tax purposes. I think perhaps there's some gentlemans agreement with the government.

C.A.R.

3,554 posts

133 months

Wednesday 28th August
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"Genuine Motorsports Heritage" pushing it a bit, tenuous link through Malcolm Wilson, it's a body kit FFS!

soad

30,312 posts

121 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Escort Si-130 said:
Needs a hot engine conversion to go with it now.
Yes. Otherwise that quad exhaust is a bit pointless.

usualdog

105 posts

108 months

Wednesday 28th August
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C.A.R. said:
"Genuine Motorsports Heritage" pushing it a bit, tenuous link through Malcolm Wilson, it's a body kit FFS!
laughlaughlaugh:

DS240

2,928 posts

163 months

Wednesday 28th August
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soad said:
Escort Si-130 said:
Needs a hot engine conversion to go with it now.
Yes. Otherwise that quad exhaust is a bit pointless.
Whole thing is pointless.

unsprung

3,444 posts

69 months

Wednesday 28th August
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PH article said:
Everybody shops online these days,
Furthermore the UK leads the world in crucial aspects of ecommerce. This is not merely about punching above one's weight; it's about beating, for example, that juggernaut the other side of the Atlantic. Have a look here or simply google similar headlines of the last ten years.

It is this type of leadership that Boris Johnson would do well to shine a light upon vis a vis a potential trade deal with the US -- and not silly b*****s such as shower trays and pork pies. (ffs!!)

May the arrival of this latest Transit Connect be a harbinger of even more that's good and better about shopping nowadays online.



daytona111r

410 posts

149 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Shame that’s not RWD, would be fun with a small block V8 and (unladen) no weight at the back

cheddar

4,203 posts

119 months

Wednesday 28th August
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1.5 litre diesel, no performance increase, quad exhaust.

Serious question, who buys these?

SlimJim16v

2,283 posts

88 months

Wednesday 28th August
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4 exhaust pipes laugh
Front diffuser?

soad

30,312 posts

121 months

Wednesday 28th August
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I give you a Ford Supervan (3), looks magical.




swisstoni

8,013 posts

224 months

Wednesday 28th August
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Coming to a plumber near you.

GT6 Jonsey

550 posts

67 months

Wednesday 28th August
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My favourite ford van, no lame body kit needed smile

jonny142

915 posts

170 months

Wednesday 28th August
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swisstoni said:
Coming to a plumber near you.
The Custom version is a Favourite with our traveller friends too.

85Carrera

1,989 posts

182 months

Thursday 29th August
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GT6 Jonsey said:
My favourite ford van, no lame body kit needed smile
XJ220 in drag if I’m not mistaken.

The supervans were pretty cool, too.

This is just just st, though, and should be consigned to the council thread.