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Spy Shots—2020 Ford Explorer ST Nearly Bares All

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    From SEMA

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    This is the Ford Explorer ST, caught testing in Colorado, and with barely any camo.

    The Explorer will get its first comprehensive redesign in nearly a decade, likely for the ’20 model year. It will ride on a new platform that is flexible enough for front, rear or all-wheel-drive configurations. There is the definite possibility the Explorer could even go rear-wheel drive.

    Just as the Edge gained an ST model for 2019, the Explorer will do the same with a 2.7L high-output EcoBoost V6, putting out at least as much power as the 335hp variant in the Edge—although a more powerful 3.5L EcoBoost may be likely. The Explorer ST will also add more aggressive styling and tuning, as seen in these images.

    Expect to see the all-new Ford Explorer ST in the following months.

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  2. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    Hopefully it gets the 3.5L ecoboost
     
  3. KingBlack

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    anything short of a 4XXhp 3.5 would be a failuire
     
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    Front end is whack.
     
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  5. PhoenixM3

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    I like it, but I’ve got a Rubicon to buy.....
     
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    Nice, but...How much - $60k loaded?

    Yeah I’m cheap.
     
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    I'll take the Aviator...
     
  8. Red Turtle

    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The existing Sport has the 3.5, so I can't imagine they would go down in engine size with the ST. Hell, how cool would it be if there was a Coyote under the hood!! I would seriously consider it in a few years if they were to put a 5.0L and 10spd in it.
     
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  9. V6&V8SHO

    V6&V8SHO Well-Known Member Established Member

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    The 2.7 is more potent than you think. Needs a 5.0 though so we can vmp all the things.
     
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    If it has rear bias all wheel drive with a 5.0 or 3.5 with 4xx hp I will own one for sure.
     
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    If Ford did that, I’d forget the Rubicon. With enough speed, I can climb anything.....once.
     
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  12. Red Turtle

    Red Turtle ALWAYS WATCHING Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The V8 was in the Explorer for a long time and I bet that it would be a hit if it came back. The only problem that I see is that the MSRP of the ST is going to be well into the 50's.
     
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  13. SHOdown220

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    Ah yes I see Ford is gonna go the mid 2000s GM route and stick an ST badge on everything and hope it's cool
     
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    Yea, hopefully it has a 5.0, or at the very least a 3.5L

    5.0L means I swap the wifes truck back over to a Ford.
     
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    What a joke. Will it be slower than the Sport version of the Explorer just like the Edge ST vs Edge sport was?
     
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    Edge ST is like a $47k car, at least the ones I looked at on cars.com.

    5.0 with the 10 speed in a RWD with 4X4 config and have the option for an AWD version like the 06-10 Explorers.

    3.5 ecoboost will suffice too but its nice to have options.
     
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    I like it. But it would need atleast 350hp
     
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    5.0 awd 10 spd with a vmp blower = trackhawk killer
     
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    I would seriously consider this is it has the same tt v-6 out of the raptor...
     
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