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Thunderbird 2-inspired van for Virgin Media launch

Virgin Media has unveiled a Thunderbird 2-inspired van to promote its delivery of new digital services.

The company has taken visual cues from Virgil Tracy's International Rescue aircraft to celebrate the delivery of 120Mb broadband and TiVo to its customers.

Virgin Media Thunderbird 2 flies over traffic

Other 'Super-vans' in the company's entertainment-inspired fleet include Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters, the jeep from Jurassic Park, the Batmobile, Lightning McQueen from Cars and Optimus Prime from Transformers.

Virgin Media engineer and driver of the Thunderbird 2-inspired car Mark Palmer said: "I am a big fan of the Thunderbirds, so being able to drive around in a van themed like Thunderbird 2 will be amazing!

"I can't promise I'll be dressed as Virgil Tracy or that I am the 'Brains' behind Virgin Media but I can certainly help to deliver our range of great products and services to customers. If anyone sees me, they should definitely give me a wave."

Virgin Media Thunderbird 2 flies over traffic

Executive director of access at Virgin Media Maurice Daw added: "We are really excited about the latest additions to our super-fleet, we know how proud our engineers are when they're driving around in these bespoke vans.

"Although they won't be fighting ghosts or worrying about avoiding any T-Rex's we are confident they will make our customers smile!"
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