Tuned! This 2020 Ford Explorer ST is Packing 513 HP From 3.0 Liters of Twin-Turbo Power (News)

Huge power gains without hardware modifications.

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2020 Ford Explorer ST (photo: 5 Star Tuning)

The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer is just starting to arrive at dealerships, but this high-performance Explorer ST is already getting a complete tune treatment from 5 Star Tuning. The end result is 513 HP at the crank from the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6.

2020 Ford Explorer ST

The stock 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 in the ST is rated at 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque with 93-octane fuel. Ford has been listing their turbocharged engine rating based on 93-octane for some time.

This means the 5 Star Tuned Explorer ST can gain up to 113 horsepower without any hardware modifications.

The guys at 5 Star Tuning take the stock programming and take it further. One of the biggest gains come courtesy of E50 fuel blend. This is a 50/50 blend of 93-octane and E85/Ethanol. This takes the octane level even higher, and one can get it done at a regular fuel pump that has both gasoline and E85 fuels.

This power translates to a peak of 412 hp at the wheels versus about 310 hp at the wheels for a stock Explorer ST. Take a look at the dyno charts below.

Check out a new Ford Explorer with a couple of hardware modifications and the 5Star Tuning E50 fuel blend programming.