The Ford S-MAX is large enough to carry an aeroplane – literally.
The Ford S-MAX is large enough to carry an aeroplane – literally. In fact, two of these seven seated multi-purpose vehicles have recently transported planes to Germany. Not Boeing 747s, of course, but sophisticated scale models hand crafted by Dave Wiltshire and Steve Roberts. Why? To compete and triumph in the Model Jet Flying Championships.Dave Wiltshire revealed: “It’s a tremendous help to have such a versatile and spacious vehicle. It makes our job of getting to the championships so much easier – not to mention more enjoyable. We hope to do it justice by bringing home the cup.” Steve Humbles, Ford of Britain Product Marketing Manager, added: S-MAX was designed and developed to offer customers a first-class travel experience for which it’s won many accolades for practicality, style and security. Never did we expect it to protect and carry aircraft.” The Ford S-MAX has numerous strengths that make it a perfect landing strip. Its cargo capacity, for starters, is 2,000-litres when the rear seats are folded flat. That is monstrously large, and even with seven passengers aboard its boot space is similar to a Fiesta. This plane lover also has a comfortable ride and surprisingly sharp handling, so it feels more engaging than some aviators assume. This complements its pleasing looks and high specification. Even the entry-level trim has Bluetooth, an electronic stability programme, parking sensors, and climate control. Throw-in a range of refined and efficient engines and it becomes clear that the S-MAX is a high flyer. All from £22,600. How much is a new 747?