Ford Performance is headed to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the coolest minivan ever. This tricked-out E-Transit van is powered by three STARD electric motors, which produce a total of 1400 horsepower. Massive spoilers and other aerodynamic upgrades will keep it glued to the tarmac as driver Romain Dumas races to the summit on 6.25.23.
After more than two decades, the VW Bus is back. The long wheelbase ID.Buzz is headed for North America and Europe, transporting up to seven passengers with pure electric power. It has an 85 kWh battery, with the RWD model making 286 hp, and the AWD GTX producing 339 hp. A large glass roof brings light into the cabin and can be electronically tinted.
Turning around on a one-lane road is difficult enough, but when it’s a mountain road with a steep drop-off, it can be downright deadly. That didn’t stop this driver from pulling a U-turn with the rear of his vehicle dangling precariously off the road. We can only assume the minivan has most of its weight over its front wheels.
You’ll believe a van can fly, as this custom Toyota Sienna tears up the track to win its class in the 2016 One Lap of America. The minivan finished 21 out of 69 overall, beating out Vipers and Corvettes. We caught up with the team for a couple of laps at Autobahn Country Club.