2025 Ford Explorer ST CGI-Receives the Ford Performance Look We've All Wanted
The Ford Motor Company introduced the refreshed 2025 Explorer mid-size crossover SUV and the ritzier 2025 Aviator sibling. Both models share a 3.0-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine with 400 horsepower. The virtual artist kelsonik has created a CGI rendering of the new Explorer ST with a sportier design.
The Ford Motor Company introduces the 2025 Explorer and Aviator
During the early days of February 2024, the Ford Motor Company unveiled the refreshed 2025 Explorer mid-size crossover SUV and the 2025 Aviator sibling. Both models are built on the FoMoCo CD6 architecture and share a 3.0-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine with 400 horsepower.
The Aviator is more expensive than the Explorer, with a starting price of $58,495 compared to the Explorer's starting price of $39,625. The Aviator Black Label is even pricier at $87k. Despite the price difference, both models offer impressive performance for mid-size crossover SUVs.
The Ford Explorer ST CGI rendering by kelsonik
Virtual artist Nikita Chuicko, also known as kelsonik, has created a CGI rendering of the 2025 Ford Explorer ST with a sportier design. Initially, kelsonik added larger aftermarket wheels and a black roof to enhance the appearance of the Explorer ST. Now, he has gone a step further and given it a Ford Performance treatment, including slightly different headlights and the iconic 'FORD' grille styling.
The CGI rendering showcases a more aggressive and recognizable look for the Explorer ST. It's an imaginative take on what the sporty version could have looked like. While the real-world Explorer ST is already impressive, this CGI rendering adds an extra level of sportiness to the design.
The potential for a Ford Performance Explorer ST
The CGI rendering of the Ford Performance Explorer ST raises the question of whether Ford should have asked the Ford Performance specialists for a sportier design. The author also speculates about the possibility of a more powerful engine for the Explorer ST, such as the 3.5-liter EcoBoost from the F-150 Raptor with 450 horsepower.
While the real-world Explorer ST is equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6, the author wonders if a more powerful engine option could further enhance the performance of the sporty SUV. While it remains a speculative question, the CGI rendering sparks excitement about the potential for a Ford Performance version of the Explorer ST.