2017 EcoBoost Explorer Does an Awesome Burnout
Disabling the all-wheel-drive system in the Explorer Sport creates an incredible tire slayer.
This week’s Tire Smokin’ Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of Corredor2130 and it features a 2017 Ford Explorer Sport doing a gigantic burnout. The Explorer Sport comes with standard all-wheel-drive, so we don’t see many burnouts from these EcoBoost-powered sport utes, but the owner of this vehicle has figured out how to disable the all-wheel-drive system. The result is a front-wheel-drive SUV with 365 twin turbocharged horsepower and endless tire-slaying potential.
The 2017 Ford Explorer Sport is a great SUV for the driver who wants an all-season daily driver with lots of space and lots of power. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost offers 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, making for a surprisingly quick vehicle for its size. With so much power on tap, the Explorer Sport would be able to do some righteous burnouts if not for the standard all-wheel-drive system preventing that sort of thing.
Fortunately, the owner of this EcoBoost-powered Ford SUV has figured out how to disable the rear-drive portion of the system, resulting in all of that turbocharged power being focused on the front wheels. As you might imagine, 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque being funneled to the front wheels coupled with the emergency brake leads to an incredible burnout machine.
We are going to go out on a limb here and say that this very well may be the best burnout video online for the modern Ford Explorer. Such, the owner had to pull a fuse to disable the rear wheels, but we think that the ends justify the means.
The burnout only last about 10 seconds, but in those 10 seconds, this Explorer creates a ton of smoke from the front tires, which kind of shows why the Explorer Sport with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost comes with standard all-wheel-drive.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy