The new VT3, a third generation Van Terra, represents the state-of-the-art future for the shuttle bus industry. The Turtle Top VT3 is constructed on Ford's new Transit cutaway with gas or diesel options for its power train. Lightweight materials such as 6360 aluminum (aircraft grade) are used exclusively for the cage structure which provide superior strength. They also conserve enough weight necessary to remain under 10,350 GVWR for the chassis. This patented, extruded cage structure sets the standard for the future designs of Turtle Top products. The aerodynamic exterior and comfortable interior has also been redesigned featuring great driving visibility and sophisticated automotive styling. Passenger counts from 1 to 17 can be accomplished within weight requirements. This all translates to a lighter weight vehicle with improved fuel economy that is a pleasure to drive down the road.