Ford Debuts Redesigned Ford Taurus: "SHO Me The Money"
Here’s my problem: the Taurus SHO’s 365hp EcoBoost (born TwinForce) V6 only offers ten more horses than a Lincoln MKT or MKS with the same unit. Quick! Which one of those is based on the Ford Flex? Doesn’t matter, ’cause the Flex is getting this engine too. Unlike the MKT (market?) and MKS (Mark Kay Sucks?), SHO actually stands for something: Super High Output. The Taurus SHO’s ten more ponies does not a legend make, IMHO. Thankfully, FoMoCo’s got some of the best chassis tuners in the world (most of whom spent the last twenty years or so tweaking cookin’ Euro Fords to greatness) to ply their dark arts on this big, bad boy. And when I say big, I also mean heavy. When you’re torquing that much power, the Taurus (born Taurus) needs all of its all wheel-drive to get the twist to where the rubber meets the road (hihowareya?). And now… the magic number is… $37,995. Plus the not quite so optional if you’re at all serious about this Performance Package (price unknown). Forty-grand for a fast Ford Taurus? This thing better SMOKE around corners. We shall see…
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