What do you do when you want a van with the sporty touches of MS-RT combined with the niceties of mobile living from Wellhouse Leisure? You order yourself a personalized Ford Transit Custom and turn it into a campervan. That's what one Ford fan by the name of Steve North did, and the result is quite spectacular.
The campervan, which North cost £77,000, or nearly $100,000 at current exchange rates, looks far more agile and mean than your typical Ford Transit. MS-RT, a Ford-approved van tuner, adapted its new Transit Custom package to the campervan, which included a full body kit, bold graphics, dual exhaust, and anthracite 18-inch wheels. Satellite navigation, xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, and an Alcantara dashboard were also added.
The sporty outside gives way to an equally sporty inside – well, as sporty as a motorhome can be. The seats are white with blue stitching and accents. Even the seatbelts are blue. What complete's the sporty interior look is the chunky, flat-bottom steering wheel. However, while certain interior choices exude a sporty personality, the campervan is packed with the essentials of mobile living.
The front seats swivel to face backward, adding much-needed seating while the additional row of seats folds flat into a bed. There is a full kitchen that includes a stove, sink, countertop, and plenty of storage. The Rolls-Royce-like Starlit Alcantara headliner is a neat touch. There's also an extendable roof tent for additional sleeping space.
Powering the Ford campervan is a 2.0-liter diesel making 167 horsepower (125 kilowatts), and it's paired with a six-speed automatic gearbox. That may not jive with the van's sassy exterior styling, but it's plenty of go for your outdoor adventures. Those looking for something a bit more commercial and cheap could saunter over to Ford's own Transit Custom Nugget campervan, which has an interior from Westfalia.