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2022 Hennessey Ford Explorer ST Listed For Nearly $100K

Over the years, Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance has churned out its fair share of high-horsepower vehicles, including many based on FoMoCo models such as the Mustang Dark Horse H850, VelociRaptoR 6×6, VelociRaptor 500, Venom 1000, and the newest version of the Venom 775 F-150, to name just a few. However, the company doesn’t officially list any sort of gussied-up Ford Explorer on its website, though that doesn’t mean it hasn’t experimented with such a model in the recent past. Case in point – this 2022 Hennessey Ford Explorer ST HPE550, which is listed for sale over at

2022 Hennessey Ford Explorer ST HPE550 - Exterior 002 - Side

Listed by Seth Wadley Ford of Perry, Oklahoma, this 2022 Hennessey Ford Explorer ST HPE550 looks pretty tame on the outside, as the only modifications there include Hennessey badges and a set of unique 20-inch wheels. However, the same cannot be said of the crossover’s mechanicals, which have been given a pretty big upgrade in a number of ways.

2022 Hennessey Ford Explorer ST HPE550 - Interior 001

That starts with the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine, which is rated to produce 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque out of the box. Hennessey treated this particular model to a host of goodies, however, which include an engine management software upgrade, a new exhaust system, a high-flow air induction system, a Hennessey heat exchanger, catted downpipes, and a larger intercooler. The result of all that work is an even 550 horsepower at the crank.

2022 Hennessey Ford Explorer ST HPE550 - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

From there, Hennessey gave this Explorer ST an upgraded suspension and differential, which help put that extra power to the ground. This particular listing notes that Hennessey plans on building 200 units of the modified crossover, but for now at least, this seems to be the only one out there – however, with a price tag of $95,860, it probably won’t exactly be an easy one to sell.

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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. Walter Thomas

    The King of Recalls being sold for $100k because of horsepower sounds like the foolish thing I have ever heard in the automotive industry. The Explorer lacks many things and quality is number one. Number two, it lacks sophistication and a decent interior. Why not put that engine in the Aviator? Even tho it is not a recommended vehicle due to quality issues, at least it look the part.

    1. masb1955

      I believe that Ford’s motto is “Quality is job one”, but I could be wrong.

  2. Enginebaylove

    Not one shot of the engine bay

  3. Mark

    Someone at Hennessy needs to put the crack pipe down

    1. masb1955

      That would be John.

  4. KD

    Classic Hennessy… $5k in parts, a tune… charge an additional $30k. Anyone in the ST community knows how cookie-cutter this build is.

  5. masb1955

    More garbage brought to you by John “Lawsuit” Hennessey.


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