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2020-21 Ford Explorer ST — Performance Parts and Specs

A hot rod SUV? You better believe it! With a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 under the hood, the fine folks at Ford have given us a true sports SUV worthy of its performance badges. And although it comes off the showroom floor built to rocket helicopter parents from soccer practice to the dance recital and back home in record time, the real beauty of the 2020 and 2021 Ford Explorer ST is that there's a ton of performance tucked away inside the platform, busting at the rivets to get out. We're here to help you unleash the Explorer ST's true beast. You can thank us later.

Ford Explorer ST 2020 Interior

Practical, Powerful Performance

OK, so maybe we like to have a little fun at the expense of soccer moms and the growing SUV culture, but make no mistake: The 2020-21 Ford Explorer ST is the real deal when it comes to performance. Out of the box, we're clocking a sub-6-second 0-60, which is very respectable for a 4,800-pound vehicle. With a few enhancements from our catalog, you can get that down to the low 4s — that's fast. Since it's an SUV, you can also comfortably haul a family of six and a week's worth of groceries. And, thanks to Explorer ST's all-wheel drive, you can tackle snow and ice when the weather turns bad. Try doing that with your Mustang GT. So if you're looking for real-life, everyday performance, the 2020-21 Explorer ST is where it's at.

2020-2021 Ford Explorer ST Specs

Before we break down the performance boosts you can squeeze from this sports SUV's turbocharged 3.0 platform, let's take a look at the stock 2020-2021 Ford Explorer ST specs:

400 hp @ 5500 RPM
415 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Twin-turbocharged DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter Ecoboost V6
146 MPH (governor limited)
All-wheel drive with 10-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode
0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds

The optional high-performance package includes 21-inch aluminum wheels (the base model has 20-inch wheels), high-performance brakes and red brake calipers.

Ford Explorer ST 2020 Interior

2020-21 Ford Explorer ST Performance Parts Propel the Hot Rod SUV Toward Greatness

As-is, the Explorer ST is a solid performer, but why stop at good when you can push the envelope and be great? You can start off simply with a new exhaust system. You'll give your Explorer ST a new, more aggressive voice and, with up to 74% increased flow, you might even see some modest performance gains. But if it's power you're after (and we know that you are), a custom dyno tune is the answer. See immediate gains of 40-plus HP and 50-plus lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels, and you'll drop that 0-60 to the low 4-second range. And since your muscle car grocery-getter comes stock with a twin-turbo, adding a Whipple intercooler will result in significantly more power to the 3.0-liter Ecoboost engine. For the ultimate power boost, check out our power packages that include all the 2020-2021 Ford Explorer ST performance parts you'll need to wring out every last bit of horsepower and torque from your SUV.

Separate Your 2020-21 Ford Explorer ST From the Heard

The 2020-21 Ford Explorer ST is certainly a cool vehicle — a true high-performance alternative in a sea of me-too SUVs. But why settle for different when you can be uniquely badass? Adding some performance upgrades is what makes your vehicle different from the typical production line model that rolls off the lot. It's what puts the enthusiasm into those of us who consider ourselves "auto enthusiasts." Shop Lethal Performance today and set your 2020-2021 Ford Explorer ST apart from the crowd.

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