Here’s a customization idea for the Ford Transit

If a bodykitted van with red accents is your thing
by Greg Potts | Dec 9, 2019
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Welcome, friends and fellow van lovers, to the MS-RT R185. Wicked-looking thing, isn’t it?

MS-RT is a South Wales-based company that was born through a collaboration between Van-Sport and the folks in charge of Ford’s factory World Rally Championship team, M-Sport. Most of its work involves cosmetic customization of different Transits. The company says it’s building this limited-edition R185 in response to customer desire for even more bespoke models than it was producing before.

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So, the R185. Based on the Transit Custom, just 40 examples will be produced. Like other MS-RT products, it gets a full bodykit with a front splitter, a new rear diffuser, and extended wheel arches. It also gets a slate-gray paint job with those standout red accents—because every cool van must have red accents.

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Elsewhere, there are 18-inch OZ Racing wheels and a Maxhaust system that pumps the sound of a sports exhaust through the van’s speakers. The interior also gets an upgrade, with a full carbon-fiber steering wheel and some red-stitched leather.

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Sadly, nothing has been done to the Transit’s internals, although customers can choose their base vehicle—so short or long wheelbase, and manual or auto gearboxes are all on offer.

The price? Well, things kick off at £37,995 (around P2.54 million). Still, imagine this thing with an engine conversion. What would you stick in there?

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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