Ford Explorer Saleen XP6

I spotted this out in Scottsdale a few weeks ago. At first, I thought it was an XP8, which was the only Saleen Explorer I knew about. When I made it to the rear of the vehicle, I noticed it said “XP6” on it.

The story is basically that Saleen accidentally got a shipment of V6 Explorers into their shop, and rather than send them back, ended up giving them the Saleen visual treatment. Ricing them up, essentially. Whereas the XP8 could be had with a supercharged 5.0, this version was limited to the stock 4.0 six.

While it isn’t going to win many races, it more than makes up for that with its rarity. There are believed to be only ten XP6’s in existence, and some guy apparently drove one here from Minnesota. I think that’s pretty cool.

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I love anything you can drive. But I love it even more if it has a small block Chevy or Ford motor, a turbo, four wheel drive, is a hatchback, or was made in the 80s. My ideal car would be a combination of all of these things, and I'm working on building a time machine so I can go back to the 80's and convince Chevy and Ford to collaborate on a twin-engine, single turbo 4x4 XR4Ti/Fox Mustang/Third Gen F-body and hide one in a mineshaft for me to recover in brand new condition. Look for a blog post about it just as soon as it happens. Or maybe it already did, and I've already posted about it in the future and the internet just needs to catch up with it. Okay, my head hurts, never mind.