SHO-time for 2010 Ford Taurus

Discussion in 'American Cars' started by lucky strike, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. #1 lucky strike, Dec 29, 2008
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    Could it be? Right in the midst of my own personal search for a mint Gen 1 (1989-1991) Taurus SHO comes pictoral proof that Ford may be resurrecting the Super High Output model. What we have here is one of many images published by Jalopnik showing the "SHO" moniker in its traditional font on the passenger side dash of a 2010 Ford Taurus.

    What does it all mean? That's tough to say. The safe bet is that Ford may be developing a Taurus SHO concept car that could debut after the standard model is revealed at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show next month. It would also be safe to assume that a Taurus SHO would be powered by Ford's new EcoBoost V6, which is rumored to produce 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. That's a heaping helping more than the 220 hp produced by the Yamaha-built 3.0L V6 in the original SHO, but there's also a lot more Taurus to haul around these days.

    While it's possible that Ford could be adding the SHO trim level back to the Taurus line, we hope these pictures portend the arrival of a concept car only. You might be wondering how such an avid SHO fan could speak such blasphemy, and the answer is that today's Taurus is far removed from the original that shocked the industry back in 1986. Back then the Taurus was a mid-size family sedan with a futuristic design that broke the mold, and the SHO was heralded as an M3 at half the price when it arrived in 1989. Today's Taurus is just too big and expensive to wear those shoes, though an M5 on sale for 50% off sounds tempting. If we're being honest, however, a Fusion SHO tuned by SVT would be irresistible.
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  3. it's gunna weigh 4000lbs <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/disappointed.gif"></A>
  4. It's just a badge on a car. Just like GTO. Just like SS. Just like Z. Just like a lot of others. We're talking about a Ford Five Hundred SHO after all.

    Still, a high power RWD sedan from an American car manufacturer is always a nice thing.
  5. SHO is interesting, but I'd rather them stick with the SVT name. Rumors have been flying about a new Ford 4 door with a 350ish hp V6 and AWD. The auto pressed dubbed it a poor mans A4.
  6. that was for a new fusion amirite?
  7. Yeah, while it would be cool to have both of these cars on the market I think i'd rather have the Fusion
  8. Same
  9. Fusion is nice looking, 300+HP Fusion is hot!
  10. AMGrulez grew another 5 inches.
  11. The 500 is a boring design. That is about as polite as I can be.
    350 hp in a 4000 lb brick is nothing to create a stir today, unless it is electric.
    I could think of 10 sedans I would grab long before considering this SHO sham of the original. While my SRT8 is too big (I would like a 4/5 ths size edition) it is still 425 hp @ 4200 lbs, and is 5-years old now.
    The CTS platform or the Pontiac G8 is so much more...
  12. Give us a sporty 280+ hp, AWD version of the Fusion and move on.
  13. for a grand total of 5.1
  14. Yellow card offence!
  15. Yeah, you're over stating the weight of the 500 by about 400lbs

  16. LULz
  17. the BMW 5 is a terrible design but they made it look decent on the M5. If ford did the same it really wouldnt be a hard car to make a lot more aggresive. a 350hp ford would be a nice challenge for me
  18. it isnt terrible, it simply doesnt suit a 5 series

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