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I am looking to find the quickest vans.

What is the quickest van? Not a mini van but a van like a chevy Astro van with a v8 or something of the sort. i need a van for my new xs650 project. and it cannot be a bogger- i hate things that are slow- you know like some people at fresh alloy.
 

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You could go with one of those dodge caravans with the turbo in it,
but they are an actual minivan. The engine sits sort of weird in the Astros, so not sure how wedging a large displacement motor would work.
 

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The Brabus Viano V8 is another extreme example of how to make a seemingly pedestrian vehicle into something that Schumacher would be proud of.
First, take the Mercedes Viano commercial van that many couriers and tradesmen would be familiar with, and then instead of optioning for the top-of-the-range 160kW (218hp) 3.2-litre V6, head on over to the Brabus factory in Bottrop, not far from Essen, and ask about the V8 option.
For the tidy sum of €115,250, which is about $200,000 in Australian currency, you can get the Brabus Viano V8, which'll help speed up delivery times considerably.
Thanks to its heavily modified 6.0-litre V8, the Brabus Viano will hit 100km/h from standstill in 6.2 seconds and is electronically limited to a top speed of 245km/h.
As Brabus puts it, the Viano V8 "no-doubt occupies the top spot in the minivan category".
Mated to a modified 5-speed automatic transmission, the Viano V8's powerplant displaces some 6.0-litres, or 6034cc.
The engine has been enlarged to more than 6.0-litres by way of increasing the cylinder bore and stroke, and a custom crankshaft, new cylinder heads with larger intake and exhaust valves plus custom camshafts were also factored in.
The result is an almighty 313kW (426hp) @ 5400rpm, while a momentous 621Nm of torque will squeeze occupants into their seat cushions @ 4100rpm. And remember, this is van, not a sports car.
According to Brabus: "On the latter [high-speed oval] the extremely powerful minivan had to demonstrate not just what performance it was capable of but also and especially its aerodynamic stability and problem-free handling at high speeds."
New suspension was fitted to cope with the rigours of high speed testing and was calibrated to suit the high torque loads of the van's new V8 powerplant. Other chassis upgrades include bigger brakes - now 355mm discs with 6-piston aluminium calipers up front and 350mm discs clamped by 4-piston calipers aft.
To remain stable and offer decent cornering grip at speeds of over 200km/h, the Viano V8 needed to be aerodynamically sound, so Brabus came up with a bodykit to suit these needs. The front apron/bumper - complete with über-chic carbon lip - is new and Brabus says it reduces lift on the front axle. It also adds fog lights and twin xenon high beams.
New side skirts incorporate LED lights to aid ingress and egress at night and give it a lower stance, while subtly flared wheel arches house the fatter wheels and a new rear apron section has tailored cut-outs to accommodate the beefy quad exhaust system.
Brabus has quite a history tuning Mercedes vehicles, with many of them documented by the Guinness Book of World Records. For instance, the Brabus E V12 won the title of the world's fastest street-legal sedan, the T V12 took home the fastest wagon accolade and the M V12 that of the fastest SUV. And now the fastest van could be next, thanks to the introduction of the high-velocity Brabus Viano V8.
 

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The Brabus Viano V8 is another extreme example of how to make a seemingly pedestrian vehicle into something that Schumacher would be proud of.
First, take the Mercedes Viano commercial van that many couriers and tradesmen would be familiar with, and then instead of optioning for the top-of-the-range 160kW (218hp) 3.2-litre V6, head on over to the Brabus factory in Bottrop, not far from Essen, and ask about the V8 option.
For the tidy sum of €115,250, which is about $200,000 in Australian currency, you can get the Brabus Viano V8, which'll help speed up delivery times considerably.
Thanks to its heavily modified 6.0-litre V8, the Brabus Viano will hit 100km/h from standstill in 6.2 seconds and is electronically limited to a top speed of 245km/h.
As Brabus puts it, the Viano V8 "no-doubt occupies the top spot in the minivan category".
Mated to a modified 5-speed automatic transmission, the Viano V8's powerplant displaces some 6.0-litres, or 6034cc.
The engine has been enlarged to more than 6.0-litres by way of increasing the cylinder bore and stroke, and a custom crankshaft, new cylinder heads with larger intake and exhaust valves plus custom camshafts were also factored in.
The result is an almighty 313kW (426hp) @ 5400rpm, while a momentous 621Nm of torque will squeeze occupants into their seat cushions @ 4100rpm. And remember, this is van, not a sports car.
According to Brabus: "On the latter [high-speed oval] the extremely powerful minivan had to demonstrate not just what performance it was capable of but also and especially its aerodynamic stability and problem-free handling at high speeds."
New suspension was fitted to cope with the rigours of high speed testing and was calibrated to suit the high torque loads of the van's new V8 powerplant. Other chassis upgrades include bigger brakes - now 355mm discs with 6-piston aluminium calipers up front and 350mm discs clamped by 4-piston calipers aft.
To remain stable and offer decent cornering grip at speeds of over 200km/h, the Viano V8 needed to be aerodynamically sound, so Brabus came up with a bodykit to suit these needs. The front apron/bumper - complete with über-chic carbon lip - is new and Brabus says it reduces lift on the front axle. It also adds fog lights and twin xenon high beams.
New side skirts incorporate LED lights to aid ingress and egress at night and give it a lower stance, while subtly flared wheel arches house the fatter wheels and a new rear apron section has tailored cut-outs to accommodate the beefy quad exhaust system.
Brabus has quite a history tuning Mercedes vehicles, with many of them documented by the Guinness Book of World Records. For instance, the Brabus E V12 won the title of the world's fastest street-legal sedan, the T V12 took home the fastest wagon accolade and the M V12 that of the fastest SUV. And now the fastest van could be next, thanks to the introduction of the high-velocity Brabus Viano V8.

i want one lol, put a couch and tv in the back, fast @ss mobile chill spot
 

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i want one lol, put a couch and tv in the back, fast @ss mobile chill spot
can i get one in america? i have never even heard of it...

also what about price here. I am not looking for something expensive. for gods sake i getting a xs 650 yamaha. for about 350 to 400 bucks i can have a perfect chopper with a custom paint job. Have you guys herd of Donny Smith. He lives near me and i am good friends of his and his general circle. Heard of Ken Madden. he does most of the custom bikes up here and does alot with donny smith and has worked with orange county coppers through keriahken (i can't spell it- forgot how) that is where he works. he is going to do the custom paint job in trade for me being there to help him out with his 71' chryseler newport. I wet sanded the entire god damn thing. that car is 22 feet long and a little over 8 feet wide. i also did alot of the prep work i did most of the work to it (including taping it off) except spraying the paint i was gone that day. So he ows me for that and alot of other stuff to. He did alot of Donny Smith's bikes and has been in ALOT of magazines. So this job should come ou nice.

anyhow the van is no big deal. and i have a friend down the street from me with a 350 v8 in his astro van. I really don't know how he did that. i think it is because it is the same 4.6 in the chevy s10 though. and they are the same motor except one is a 6 and one is an 8.
 

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you could always just get the Renault Espace F1
with a Renault F1 Grand Prix Engine
(dont ask me why I know about this)




but seriously, V6 Astros have some guts (plus they have an aftermarket and can be made to look very cool)
 
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