We've known for a while that Ford is unleashing a higher performance version of the Explorer this fall.
Rip Van Winkle was a sleeper, as apparently are certain cells of creepy terrorists. Neither of those however, is as sleeperiffic as today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Taurus Wagon with an SHO motor. But will its price prove worth losing sleep over?
I'm torn over the new Ford Explorer Sport, announced earlier today. I don't particularly like the new Explorer, but if you've got to get a three-row crossover for some terrible reason a 350-hp, twin-turbo V6 one with decent handling and sporty looks is probably the one to get.
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.
One of the only things cooler than a fast car that looks fast is a fast car that doesn't look fast. While it's hard to pinpoint exactly why sleepers are so cool, their appeal to car lovers in undeniable. What is your favorite factory built sleeper?
What has the motor from a Ford Taurus SHO, a stretched body that very vaguely resembles a Ferrari and a slightly musty smell from sitting? If you guessed this Taurus based Faux-rarri limo currently on Ebay you are correct, and possibly psychic.
What's purple, costs less than $500 and has box flares like a Renault 5 Turbo 2? Yes, it's a trick question because you haven't yet seen how this 24 Hours of LeMons racecar went from Geo Metro to SHO-powered sicko.
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.
The North Dallas Hooptie 24 Hours of LeMons is finished, and a driven-to-the-track Ford Taurus SHO has won its second race!
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.
The Esprit's handling was always leading man material, but its engine was little more than a walk-on extra. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has an S2 that's had a cast change, and it says the SHO must go on.
Listen for the note of disapproval when the voiceover gets to the part about the 1990 Taurus SHO's crazy Yamaha engine.
Conan O'Brien has apparently been keeping busy during his unemployment. He joined Twitter last week, and one of his first tweets was about his Ford Taurus. Somebody wrote "ew" in the dust on the car's hood. Nice.
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!
Wards has once again named its ten best engines. Surprise-surprise things are getting smaller. Diesels and four-cylinders are well represented, many a-turbocharger, hybrids, some V6's and only one, lonely V8 engine and that's Korean. Let's take a closer look.