Vegas Off-Road Experience TransitVegas Off-Road Experience in South Boulder City, Nevada, provides the ultimate adventure for those who have always wanted to drive an off-road desert race truck. The VORE group applied its expertise in preparing off-road trucks to the new Transit, creating a vehicle that provides luxury transportation with an off-road theme. This Transit, equipped with off-road wheels and tires, will be used for guest transportation at VORE events.
Off-road and premium features of the VORE Transit include:> Custom LED interior lighting> Five LED flat screens> 60-inch LED flat-screen partition> Large-screen TV for external viewing> Video gaming station> Touch-screen tablet controls> LED light bars> HID headlamps> Extended fender flares> Off-road wheels and tires
Galpin Auto Sports Transit SkylinerTransit Skyliner, created jointly by Ford and Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, California, embodies the spirit of premium motor coaches and builds on the heritage of custom vans. The custom vehicle shows how Ford Transit can be transformed to fit the needs of limousines and high-end transportation services, as well as commercial fleets, shuttle providers and small-business owners. Transit Skyliner features custom-designed “throne” seats that are controlled by a smartphone or tablet.
Premium features of the Galpin Auto Sports Transit Skyliner include:> 52-inch retractable movie screen> Focal Utopia 7.2 surround sound with custom-made speakers> Satellite TVKaleidescape media server> Integrated bar> Matching luggage
Business Class TransitThis sleek, all-black Transit was created by Detroit Custom Coach of Oak Park, Michigan, and offers amenities for VIP travel, whether for business or a night out on the town. This long-wheelbase, high-roof Transit features seating for as many as eight people and a wide array of premium amenities, including cocktail stations.
Premium and convenience features of the Business Class Transit include:> Actuated passenger entrance step> Wood-grain flooringLaptop station> Cocktail station with glass holders> Reclining, heated and massaging seats> Color-changing LED lighting> Flat-screen TVs> Integrated iPad controls> Wi-Fi> Motorized privacy shades
Formula DRIFT TransitThis Formula DRIFT Transit is more than a concept – it is a functional vehicle that will be used at series events in 2015. The Formula DRIFT series, based in Long Beach, California, has taken a medium-roof, short-wheelbase Transit and transformed it into the ultimate track safety and support vehicle. With high-horsepower vehicles sliding around at more than 160 km/h in Formula DRIFT events, crashes do occur, and this custom Transit will be one of the first responders to help with fire and safety equipment at the accident site. Complete with a custom interior workspace with TV, LED lighting, a custom entertainment system from Clarion and a matching Kawasaki Mule support
Formula DRIFT Transit highlights include:> Matching Kawasaki Mule track support vehicle that will be housed inside Transit between events> Storage bins for fire extinguishers, tools and cleanup equipment> Workspace> Fire suit and helmet racks> Door-mounted flat panel monitor> Performance air intake kit> Performance exhaust system> Performance suspension
Designed Travel TransitFor long-distance road trips, Forest Lake, Minnesota-based Waldoch Crafts and 3dCarbon and Air Design of Newport Beach, California, customized a long-wheelbase, medium-roof Transit with a solid hickory wood floor and four reclining captain’s chairs with heating, cooling and massage functions, along with power headrests.
Other features of the Designed Travel Transit include:> Integrated front bumper with air dam and fog lamps> Side skirts and lower rear skirt with integrated trailer hitch cover> 20-inch wheels and tires> Rear seat with fold-down sofa> Tablet control system> 4K ultra-high-definition 50-inch TV> LED interior lighting> Backup camera with 360-degree capability
Dial the clock back about four decades and customized vans were among the coolest vehicles on the street. Not passenger vans but commercial vans, modified to an individual's own taste (or lack thereof). No self-respecting hippie wannabe would be without one.
Back in the present, the commercial van world is in the throes of a renaissance. From just two or three available choices, the field has expanded at least four-fold. Big vans, little vans and in-between vans are all now part of the mix.
While they're primarily used for commercial purposes, Ford's display at next week's annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketers Association) trade show in Las Vegas demonstrates that vans can still be cool. Custom-built project vehicles from five coachbuilders showcase different expressions of the full-size Ford Transit van, which has replaced the venerable Econoline van that was part of the original custom van movement.
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