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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, manufacturers weren't putting ugly plastic covers on top of their engines. That's what is so lovely about the Taurus SHO: You're allowed to see the unequal length tuned intake runners. They really catch the eye.
"They" say by a certain age you fall into a certain pattern of statistics that include ownership of a typical four door sedan, like say a Ford Taurus. Ford had a surefire way to prove "them" wrong—the 1990 Ford Taurus SHO.
Ford continues to churn out updates to its full-sized Ford Taurus, perhaps hoping GM will never produce another new Chevy Impala. Here's what appears to be the next-generation 2014 Ford Taurus in full camo.
This is the 2013 Ford Taurus, a swarm of tweaks on the current model lineup that runs from a four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost engine to this "Superman" grille on the SHO. Forget the Chevy Impala — Ford's aimin' to intercept the Audi A6.
Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and to show our respect, our Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender is an all-American icon that has benefitted from its Japanese invasion.
The thing with the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO is that, while it's pretty fast, it's also pretty docile. Mobsteel set out to fix that with an extra 90 hp, 147 lb-ft of torque, and a mess of billet aluminum.
Ford hand-built 20 second-generation Mercury Sables with lightweight aluminum bodies and potent Taurus SHO V6 engines. The few of these rare rolling all-aluminum technology testbeds still around are now potentially headed for a Ford crusher. This is their story.
Listen for the note of disapproval when the voiceover gets to the part about the 1990 Taurus SHO's crazy Yamaha engine.
OK, Taurus fans, we're not saying the SHO isn't fast. It's very fast, we're the first to acknowledge. The problem is that your beloved Yamaha V6 tends to 'splode on a race track, and if it's not the engine it's the transmission. Still, we love LeMons SHOs, so keep it up!
The new Ford Taurus SHO is a pretty sweet ride, but the fellas at Mobsteel have gotten their hands on one and blacked it out, smoothed things over and slammed it to the ground. We're not sure about this one.
It seems that at least a couple of Taurus SHOs show up to any given 24 Hours Of LeMons race, so I've become quite familiar with the sound of this engine at full scream.
Normally, when we review an exciting new performance car, we like to use a dramatic burnout shot. Unfortunately, the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO barely chirps its front wheels on its 5.2-second trip to 60 MPH.