• Apr 1, 2009
UPS is one efficient company. Brown can deliver millions of packages a day to just about anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the big brown delivery trucks are slow as molasses, and getting stuck behind one in rush hour is an exercise in frustration. UPS management obviously understands the truck's shortcomings, as it hired German tuners to transform the standard UPS truck into something much faster.

The package hauler was gutted, and its anemic, yet efficient, four-banger was replaced with a 425-hp V8. The added weight of the engine was counter-balanced by cutting out all non-essential parts, including the passenger seat. Handling was also improved with Koni shocks, a new rear axle, improved springs and tires, and bigger brakes. The end result? One badass UPS delivery machine that sounds more like a muscle car than a supersized mail machine. Hit the jump to view the UPS overhaul. It won't make you want to trade in your weekend racer, but it could provide hope for faster deliveries in the future.

[Source: YouTube via Zercustoms]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      This should be the new F1 safety car
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is SICK!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome project. I love conglomerations like this. And I agree about the Sprinter van project.... I rented one of those from Ryder and it was a blast to drive... Not sure what kind of diesel those have in them, but it moves out nicely and handles pretty darn well for a big van.
        • 5 Years Ago
        well that would be a bummer. I'm not sure where the Ryder van's were limited. I know for a fact it'd do over 70 (drove it on I-40 a couple times), but it can't recall how fast I /did/ take it to.

        I see that on the Krispy Kreme trucks in my area all the time...big sticker on the back about the truck being limited to 62mph....considering the highways and most of the 4-lane roads between towns in East TN are 55 or 65mph zones that must suck to have to drive for them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        haha at fedex the couriers hate the sprinter vans, unless its summer. they're the only vehicles with air conditioning and a radio. otherwise they're speed limited to 70mph iirc. the normal delivery trucks on the other hand....will go upto 80+ or something.
      • 5 Years Ago
      what a waste of gas, time and TIME
        • 5 Years Ago
        I knew we would have the green police out making a comment or two at some point.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Since GM and Chrysler are pulling out of NASCAR, UPS, DHL and whoever else can fill in!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looking forward to a turbine powered dodge sprinter from fedex :

      Template:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQM_TyyRye4


      Added effect would be to have some confetti made from envelopes shooting out the back .

      • 5 Years Ago
      That sounds wicked. They should've had more clips of it running.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even if these were standard issue I bet packages would be still be late
      • 5 Years Ago
      The only slow ups trucks are the 20 year-old diesel ones. There are hardly any of those left, and none are 4cylinder. The gas trucks and especially the brand new diesel ones are quick. I torque-brake them at the lights, and the things chirp the rear wheels and just go. Trust me, if I'm running late, I'll be the first out leaving the traffic light and hitting 60 mph.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought this was awesome until I saw the damned Chevy Belly Button motor going into the thing. I mean, okay this is kind of a first, but a Small Block? Boring!
      • 5 Years Ago
      FedEx and UPS should merge. The new entity can be called Fed-UP.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I see what you did there.

        +1.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lame joke from 10 years ago. Great job.

        FAIL!
      • 5 Years Ago
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      "what a waste of gas, time and TIME"

      what a typical greenie dumbass............ That truck was awesome and a creative idea for advertising depending on how many shows they take it too. If they took it on the road it would cause way more double takes then a standard ups truck too..........
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