A performance-focused version of the Ford Transit Connect is being developed by tuning company MS-RT.
The firm, which uses styling and technology pioneered by Ford’s works rally team, has revealed the first images of the van, which will sit alongside the Ford QVM-approved Transit Custom conversion in its range.
The MS-RT Transit Connect features a full plastic injection-moulded body kit including front bumper, grilles, front diffuser, side skirts, rear bumper, rear diffuser and spoiler.
Other features include a quad stainless steel sports exhaust system, 18-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels, Michelin tyres, a carbon inlay sports steering wheel and a hand-made nappa leather and suede interior.
Standard equipment will include LED loadspace lighting, sat-nav, a reversing camera, bi-xenon headlights and twin side-loading doors.
Available options will include bronze alloy wheels, a Maxhaust exhaust system, a rally sticker pack, black exhaust tips and a full carbon steering wheel.
MS-RT says the conversion has been designed to achieve QVM accreditation.
The MS-RT Transit Connect will be priced at £23,995 with a manual gearbox, or £24,995 with an automatic.
The firm has also announced a Launch Edition, of which just 40 examples will be made, featuring Magnetic Grey paint, upgraded alloys, a special Launch Edition interior, sticker pack and numbered plaque.
These models will be available in September, for the same price as the standard conversion, which will then become available from October.
A long-wheelbase version will join the range next year.
All will come with a three-year, 100,000 mile warranty.