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Old 09-09-2003, 12:53 AM   #1
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I know this does not sound like much, but it was a SHO in the newer bodystyle. I started and off the line, I had about a car length on him (torque stinks on SHO'*). We kept going and by the time I hit 60, he had gained on me, but I was still about half a carlength in front of him (thats quite a bit, as the Bonnie is a big car).
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Ah, very nice kill.
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Thanks, I was very much thinking of getting one, but after a test-drive, the SHO was a very nice sedan, and thats it. My SE felt much better off the line, and up till about 40 mph.
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Those SHO'* aren't that great. In fact, they are barely American. The engine is made by Yamaha.
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Getting Yamaha Motors to design and engineer the SHO engine was the smartest move Ford ever made. I'm sure a modded SHO is dirty fast. It is a V8 in there is it not?

Now if only Yamaha music would get into the car audio market...then we'd be laughing
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Good kill
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the V6 SHO'* are much faster. THey are a 3.0 liter (V6) and the V8'* are 96+ and a 3.4 made by Kawasaki.

The 3.0 SHO'* were fast, they are just as fast, or slightly faster than a stock GTP or Regal GS!
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I believe the newer Taurus' have the smallest v8 in existence. It is a 3.4 liter. Barely making 235 hp. At the same time, the torque output is 230. This is atrocious for a v8!!! Thats what you get from a Yamaha engine. The only thing thats good about it, is that its a more durable engine, than some of the previous ones.
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