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      06-17-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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Ford Taurus SHO tested....it's quick!




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POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
Drivetrain layout Front-engine, AWD
Engine type Twin-turbo 60-deg V-6, alum block/heads
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
Displacement 213.3 cu in/3496 cc
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Power (SAE net) 365 hp @ 5500 rpm*
Torque (SAE net) 350 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm*
Redline 6250 rpm
Weight to power 11.9 lb/hp
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Axle/final-drive ratios 3.16:1/2.34:1
Suspension, front; rear Struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Steering ratio 17.1:1
Turns lock-to-lock 3.0
Brakes, f;r 12.8-in vented disc; 13.0-in disc, ABS
Wheels, f;r 8.0 x 20-in, cast aluminum
Tires, f;r 245/45R20 99Y, Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 112.9 in
Track, f/r 65.3/65.5 in
Length x width x height 202.9 x 76.2 x 60.7 in
Turning circle 39.7 ft
Curb weight 4361 lb
Weight dist., f/r 60/40%
Seating capacity 5
Headroom, f/r 39.0/37.8 in
Legroom, f/r 41.9/38.1 in
Shoulder room, f/r 57.9/56.9 in
Cargo volume 20.1 cu ft
TEST DATA
Acceleration to mph
0-30 1.8 sec
0-40 2.7
0-50 3.8
0-60 5.2
0-70 6.8
0-80 8.4
0-90 10.5
0-100 12.9
0-110 15.8
0-120 22.1
0-130 27.4
Passing, 45-65 mph 2.8
Quarter mile 13.7 sec @ 103.0 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 112 ft
Braking, 100-0 mph 322 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.87 g (avg)
MT figure eight 26.8 sec @ 0.70 g (avg)
1.6-mile road course lap 84.6 sec
Top-gear revs @ 60 mph 1750 rpm
CONSUMER INFO
Base price $37,995
Price as tested $39,285
Stability/traction control Yes/yes
Airbags Dual front, front side, f/r curtain
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Powertrain warranty 5 yrs/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance 5 yrs/60,000 miles
Fuel capacity 19.0 gal
EPA city/hwy econ 17/25 mpg
CO2 emissions 0.98 lb/mile
MT obs fuel econ 18.9 mpg
Recommended fuel Unleaded premium
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      06-17-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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It doesn't look good but hell, there are loads of cars that aint eye candy on the road so why not another.

Performance wise it is really close to good
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They're bringing it back!? And as a twin turbo AWD! Man, I might have to look into that...
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      06-17-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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Not a bad car; I wonder how this is going to do at $39,995 with the package that includes the sunroof.
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The bottom edge of the boot looks weird. Not an ugly car.

If I was a family guy who still needed some fun for a decent tab, maybe.

4361 lbs. Argh. But alot of ponies are hiding under there.


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It's still a Taurus.
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Somehow reminds me the Conan O'Brian's little skid about his Ford Taurus SHO...
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1. Just from those few pics, I think it's quite ugly.

2. Similar numbers as a stock 335i, and it's F/I tt, so definitely some tuning possibilities by raising the boost, etc.

3. I think this new Taurus SHO will give some headaches to the Chrysler SRT-8's (just as our tuned BMW's do, he he).

4. Curb weight 4361 lb...OMG, it's a real heavy pig!
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Put that TT V6 and AWD in the Focus RS and that is the best
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4300 lbs!!!!

fuck that

FAIL just based on the weight and its ugly.
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Damm i guess im the only one that thinks its very impressive. I think the exterior looks pretty good and the interior looks fantastic. Im assuming its based off the Lincoln MKZ which is a great car itself. With the ecoboost engine, the new taurus is really a car to be reckoned with IMO. 40k is pretty steep though...
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Acura-esque head lights, M3 style side vents, abundance of chromed plastic, all shaped like a Subaru... I mean whats not to like?

At least the inside looks pretty plush.
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It's still a Taurus.

That's like saying your car is "still an Isetta."
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4300 lbs!!!!

fuck that

FAIL just based on the weight and its ugly.
It's a full size car. Weighs barely more than my 740iL, and has similar interior room (including a huge rear passenger area) and is quicker.

We dont' live in 1970 anymore. Even "tiny" cars weigh over 3000 lbs. I mean, BMW can't seem to get it's SMALLEST car to weigh less than my old big block musclecars...
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You have a point. What does the new Z4 tip in at?
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Rather go out and get a G8 GT. Hell at that price, give me a GXP. Just too bad they are killing it with no plans of revival as an Impala.
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You guys seen this? http://www.stangtv.com/forum/2010-ta...-13s-5955.html The SHO running almost 12 seconds in the quarter mile with a simple tune and no bolt ons. This may turn into a 11 second car.
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It's a full size car. Weighs barely more than my 740iL, and has similar interior room (including a huge rear passenger area) and is quicker.

We dont' live in 1970 anymore. Even "tiny" cars weigh over 3000 lbs. I mean, BMW can't seem to get it's SMALLEST car to weigh less than my old big block musclecars...

This is the reality of modern crash standards.

The SHO is a big car, and it's damn fast for the money. We had a Ford engineer here the other day in one. I didn't get a chance to ride in it, but the interior was pretty well put together, and well laid out. It's still not on par with the luxury market, but it's as good or better than most of the stuff in its price range.

Ford's got a pretty decent mainstream lineup these days, and the sales numbers are showing it.
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Could be a nice daily driver, big, comfortable, but with enough power to keep you from being bored. Not sure I'd pick this is a platform to modify with more than a tune though.
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I saw the SHO at the Detroit International Auto Show in Jan 2009, it's more impressive in person than these pictures. IMHO.
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Swing and a miss again for domestic car manufacturing.
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