Still one of the coolest-looking engines ever to come out of Detroit- well, the Yamaha V6s were installed in Detroit, anyway- Taurus SHO was quite the hot rod back in '89. This would have had the effect of making the non-SHO Taurus seem even more boring, had such a thing been possible. 220 horsepower doesn't seem like much these days, even in a front-driver, but that engine even looks good when it's sitting in the junkyard!
I almost bought a 2nd gen SHO (better looking than the 1st IMO) about 7 years ago, but the high parts and maintenance costs of the engine, plus the fact that said engine is surrounded by a Taurus scared me away.
I actually just found a SHO for sale that would make a great Lemons candidate, but the above mentioned reasons are still scaring me away.