2012 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin Review
Think of the 2012 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin as an SVT F-150 Lightning with a rear seat and all-wheel-drive.
Back in the early 1990s Ford introduced the world to one of the original sport trucks, the F-150 SVT Lightning. It offered pickup truck utility and immense power that only increased over its twelve-year run. But, with the recent redesign of the F-150, Ford killed the Lightning and left a gaping hole in the hearts of sport truck lovers everywhere. Fear not, horsepower haulers, for the 2007 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin is on the way.
Powering the existing Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a 4.0-liter V6, and the underpinnings are mostly based upon the first-generation Explorer. Not exactly exciting. Quite the opposite is the redesigned and muscular Sport Trac Adrenalin. Packed under the hood is a supercharged 4.6-liter, 32-valve V8 cranking out 390 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, and the four-wheel independent suspension has been tuned by the gearheads from Ford’s SVT (Special Vehicle Team). Power is managed by a six-speed automatic transmission, and massive 21-inch wheels connect it all to the pavement. The F-150 SVT Lightning may be dead, but its heart and character are alive and well in the 2007 Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin. And now two extra passengers can go along for the ride.
Making its debut at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, the Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin will go into production in 2007. Pricing has not been released.