Snapper Chris Doane Previews 350hp AWD Turbo Taurus

snapper chris doane previews 350hp awd turbo taurus

You read that right. Ford's 350hp turbocharged 3.5-liter Ford V6 (a.k.a. "EcoBoost") will appear under the hood of the 2010 Taurus. Scoop snapper Chris Doane (formerly of Brenda Priddy now of LeftLaneNews) provides the inside dope on the dope Taurus. The new model will put the power to the ground with all wheel-drive with appropriately upgraded suspension and wheels. Ford reckons that this special "SHO" or "ST" trim level will account for 12 to 15 percent of Taurii sales. So call it five percent. The heavy performance-oriented Mondeo will go head-to-head with such jewels as the Chevy Impala SS and maybe the Chrysler 300. While a blown Mondeo might be an exciting sounding car for domestic-leaning pistonheads who like affordable stealth speed, G8. Meanwhile, most civilians shopping for big family cars want good mileage and just enough power not to have to think about it. You can bet your mortgage money that the turbocharged six will appear in an upcoming Lincoln or three, where it belongs. Yes, even the D472 (Lincoln Flex).

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  • Chui Chui on May 30, 2008

    With the World Economy sinking faster than we can type WHERE does this vehicle fit in???? I like the concept but it's too late great.

  • Chris_Doane Chris_Doane on May 30, 2008

    "Scoop snapper Chris Doane (formerly of Brenda Priddy now of LeftLaneNews)" Whoa....did I quit working with Brenda?! Someone forgot to tell me! :-D

  • Brenda Priddy Brenda Priddy on May 30, 2008

    "Scoop snapper Chris Doane (formerly of Brenda Priddy now of LeftLaneNews) provides the inside .... " Chris - You quit? Or did I fire you? Truth is ... I'd NEVER let you go. You're the best of the best!!! Funny how rumors made their way - even here!

  • Schinbone Schinbone on May 31, 2008

    If they are gonna make this, it better be in the mid 5 sec range and high 80's if not 90's on the pad. The price class it will prob be in, i.e. G8, Charger S/T, entry level g35/37 will stomp it. It would be a waste other than to Ford guys. Yes this would be a great motor in the next speed6!!

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