Created by Ford's commercial vehicle development team based at the Dunton Technical Centre in Essex, at 7.4m it's probably the longest Transit in the world. By comparison, a standard Tourneo is just 4.9m or thereabouts in length. Wheelbases are 5,900mm and 2,900mm respectively.

XXL has four full sliding doors — two on each side — privacy glass and a floor-to-roof carpeted bulkhead behind the rearmost pair of seats which creates a separate luggage compartment accessible solely through the tailgate-style back door.

Power comes courtesy of a standard 2.2-litre 130 bhp Duratorq TDCi diesel engine. It's married to a five-speed gearbox specially adapted and tuned for optimum gearing to deliver enhanced mid-range performance, and the vehicle is equipped with an upgraded braking system.

Hen nights in Essex will never be the same again.