Words by Jose Carlo Roberto R. Sapera | Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
If you're a fan of Ford's all-new Explorer, here's something that will tickle your fancy. Meet the blue oval brand's latest SUV on steroids, the all-new Explorer Sport - Ford's answer to the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Dodge Durango R/T.
A turbocharged 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 blasts out 350 horses and 475 Nm under the hood, which is 60 hp and 130 Nm more than the standard V6. The steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifts give you full control over the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission while you blast into oblivion. The engineers at Ford also modified the chassis and suspension to cope with the extra power, and upgraded the brakes with larger and thicker rotors so that it'll hopefully stop before you unwittingly hit a wall.