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Old 02-25-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Man I tell ya I just love blowing away 87 to..... when did they stop production...98

It has a twin turbo V6 Eco-Boost 355hp factory



Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO spotted without camo! - Autoblog

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We expect to find Ford'* new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 underhood, which produces 355 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
2010 Ford Taurus SHO Announced | Automoblog.net

yup its true.

I always thought of the Ford Taurus SHO as a good competitive car for the Bonneville SSEI IMO

both have 4 doors both have great motors

Only thing I wish the Bonneville had that the SHO had was a 5 speed manual trans

anyways in a nut shell.


But then...I still plan on blowing away the news ones to...he he he

Fords still suck!

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Hmmmmm. WHY, does it take two turbos to make a paltry 355 HP??? And only 355 for a High End SHO??? That use to mean something. But in the performance scheme of things. 500 HP has been eclipsed as a benchmark. Ford better 'pony up" or this ones lost before it starts.
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I liked the older SHOs.
My friend'* cousin worked in a garage, and he had an SHO that was basically dead, the transmission couldn't go past 2nd gear and it was rusted out. So he took the rev limiter out and brought it to a parking lot to do donuts.
The engine'* true redline [without the limiter] is somewhere around 8K rpm. It was SO loud :]

But they seemed to go downhill as years went by. And this new one doesn't seem to be anything too special..
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i agree on a TT with only 355hp... where did they go wrong on that one? the Porsche 911 TT makes 455hp and thats with a small FLAT 6-cyl and minimal boost... so how is it that a "HO" TT V-6 makes 100hp less? cuz ford sucks HAHA
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that doesn't even add up to the g8'* 361 hp or the gxp version'* 400 hp ford might want to start over.
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No doubt!, shame to go home whining cause you got beat by a 400HP family sedan, or worse,.... a "tuned Avalon.
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i agree on a TT with only 355hp... where did they go wrong on that one? the Porsche 911 TT makes 455hp and thats with a small FLAT 6-cyl and minimal boost... so how is it that a "HO" TT V-6 makes 100hp less? cuz ford sucks HAHA
Hate to remind you the sticker price difference. If Ford could get moneywise for a 4 door Taurus what Porsche gets moneywise for a 2 door sports car, then I am sure Ford would stick more money into R&D and come out with a 500+ HP car. Plus I bet curbweight on the Taurus is double the Porsche. Apples/Oranges

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You need to remember the SHO is a "poor mans" BMW M5. It does what it needs to for its price point. Also we all know tuners will "tune" it.
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Hardly a poor man'* sports sedan any longer. In today'* economy it will be interesting to see how many folks walk in and 'Pony up" (hehehe) to it'* $38,000 base. Didnt work out so well for GM with our own GXP. No kudo'* for Ford for the V-6 BTW, it'* a Yamaha 3.0L clone Ford is stuffing in everything it seems these days.
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Looks like an Acura from the side
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