A Ford SuperVan driving

Race to the Clouds: Ford SuperVan vs. Pikes Peak

Ford SuperVan 4.2 races to the clouds with refined EV power & aerodynamics for 101st Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Known to motorsport fans as “The Race to the Clouds,” the legendary Pikes Peak International Hillclimb sees competitors take on 12.5 miles of twisting mountain road with menacingly-named corners like Bottomless Pit, Ragged Edge and the Devil’s Playground.
We’ve been racing our vehicles to the top of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains since the first organized event back in 1916 – but for the 101st running earlier this year, we decided to go in a completely new direction.
We entered a Transit van.
Front of SuperVan vehicle
Ford vehicles have consistently left their mark on the iconic Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Ford Performance and the experts at STARD Advanced Research and Development joined forces once again to create SuperVan 4.2 specifically designed to conquer America’s mountain and showcase the extreme limits of electric power. As the automotive industry charges forward into an electrified future, SuperVan 4.2 takes center stage, demonstrating the immense potential of electric vehicles in motorsports.
“Together with our STARD partners, we have built the E-Transit SuperVan 4.2 to be a truly competitive machine focused on getting to the top of the mountain quickly. The Pikes Peak Hill Climb presents the perfect opportunity to showcase Ford’s electric vehicle technology and bring light to EV Performance.” - Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports
Back of SuperVan vehicle
The SuperVan 4.2 is a wild hillclimb monster that blends 1,400 horsepower of high-tech electric power1, born from three electric motors, with a body inspired by Ford Pro’s latest E-Transit Custom van. It’s an update of the crowd-wowing Ford Pro Electric SuperVan 4.0 that debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022, but fresh from a 880 pound weight reduction and super-charged with an enhanced battery and electric motors. It’s also had an aerodynamic redesign to create two tonnes of downforce at approximately 150 miles per hour for maximum cornering grip.


Bring on the mountain

SuperVan 4.2 Takes on Pikes Peak | Ford Performance

Witness the meticulous preparation and challenges leading up to the dramatic ascents at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, all while Romain Dumas harnesses the van's electric prowess.  Video


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