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2005 Ford Concept Sport Trac Adrenalin Is Headed To Auction

Concept cars are the stuff of dreams, usually representing wild ideas and visions of the future that may or many not actually translate to a real production vehicle. That’s by design, of course – automakers oftentimes build concepts with zero intention of producing them, and other times create thinly-veiled sneak peeks at future models. However, this particular Ford concept, the Sport Trac Adrenalin, meshed together features from a pair of existing vehicles. And now it’s going up for grabs at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming Fall auction.

This Sport Trac Adrenalin Concept made its debut at the 2005 New York Auto Show, where it was billed as a marriage between the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Ford Explorer Sport Trac. At the time, Ford called it the “world’s first high-performance sporty utility truck,” mainly because of what was supposed to lie under the hood – The Blue Oval’s supercharged SOHC 4.6L V8 engine from the 2004 SVT Mustang Cobra. This concept, however, appears to be packing a regular old 4.6.

That modular mill produces 390 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque, and is paired not to a manual transmission, but rather Ford’s six-speed automatic first used in the Lincoln Navigator. The idea was to offer the truck in either rear- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Other performance goodies include an SVT tuned suspension with with special shocks and springs, bigger stabilizer bars, and high-performance brakes.

The exterior of this Ford concept is essentially a smoothed-out version of the production Explorer Sport Trac, with integrated bumpers, front fender vents, a ventilated hood, and dual exhaust protruding from the rear. A set of 21 inch wheels caps off a rather attractive look that’s stood the test of time quite well.

When the Sport Trac Adrenalin Concept was revealed, the automaker announced that it planned on putting it into production for the 2007 model year. Alas, that never happened, but now one person is going to get the chance to bring home this cool concept. Unfortunately, like most concepts, it isn’t street legal, however.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roy Chile’s

    The coolest thing about this concept is it look very close to the Sport Trac Adrenaline that was produced from 2007-10 with 4.0 and 4.6 the 2nd coolest Ford Truck after the HotRod F150 Lightning

  2. Rich

    I have one of the last 2010 Sport Trac Adrenalines, exactly like this one. It’s the love of my life. It’s a fantastic machine, great driver all around and a major eye catcher. It’s 10 years old this past March with only 47,000 miles and summer driven only, with all the options. Sport trac Adrenalin wallet size picture ( shoot I can’t upload the picture) It’s a beauty and it’s mine.

    1. Roy Chile’s

      Mines a 2010 Adrenaline is Black on Black all options 4.6 minus AWD Simply Love it, 140,000 daily driver not 1 problem

  3. Danny E Maynard

    One of my all time favorite trucks. I had to settle for a 2008 Limited Edition.

  4. Rich

    Isn’t it amazing how this vehicle has grabbed our liking? It took me a year to find mine, Torch Red with black interior, all wheel drive and all the options. When I was looking I wondered why folks had so many miles on the Sport Tracs, now that I own mine, it’s understandable. They a a fantastic driving machine and gets a lot of attention.
    Have you noticed how much of the new Ranger is copied from the Sport Trac? Rightfully so, the Sport Trac was being produced in Australia long after is was discontinued here. Now they call it the Ranger.

  5. Tim

    I ordered my Sport Trac Adrenalin in January of 2008 when they first became available. The salesman didn’t even know Ford was making them. I figured it would take some time to get it delivered, being a new limited edition model. Whenever I buy a new vehicle I prefer to get it in the spring so the road crews are done salting the roads. Surprisingly the vehicle was delivered in late February! I had to tell the dealer to hold on to it until the roads cleared. They were more than happy to put it on display in the showroom! I bought a 2020 Explorer ST and I much prefer driving the Sport Trac, even with 67K miles on it. I wish they still made them!

  6. Rich

    We have a 2019 Explorer Platinum, nice vehicle, but the Sport Trac is my favorite too.

    Too bad they don’t let us attach pictures, my 2010 Torch Red Adrenalin is hot!

  7. Roy Chile’s

    Yes they are fun to drive great riding problem free uniquely understated but you know the Adrenaline when you see it and it gets a lot of attention.


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