Stephan's txted me (they're lucky I noticed - I don't txt myself) to say that the van was ready to pickup, so I sloped out of work early so we could go and pick it up. While we were there, chatting to Stephan, he showed us a "show" van that they're working on. It's just silly. 335hp out of a water cooled intercooled 1.8 turbo. A 32" TV mounted behind the passenger seat. All the panels have been recovered in suede. New seats and headliners throughout.
Anyway, it'd be nice to think that the van's running better from the way home, but I really don't know... I'm hoping the main differences are the fuel economy and the emissions (it just squeaks through the 15mph test, but passes the 25mpg by a mile, suggesting a poor fuel map).