• Jun 17th 2009 at 12:29PM
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2010 Ford Taurus SHO – Click above for new high-res image gallery

The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO is almost here, which is music to the ear of any SHO fan (*raises hand*). We'll be getting our first drive in one, along with the standard Taurus, later this week, but our appetites have been whetted thanks to a slew of new images released today and the launch of the 2010 Taurus car configurator on Ford's website.

We jumped right in to build a loaded SHO painted Atlantis Green as a tribute to the original, and the price tag came to $45,175 (Note: the Taurus SHO base price is $37,170). That may sound like a massive sum for a Blue Oval sedan, but check the specs and you'll see that the 365-hp SHO comes with more power, entertainment and tech features than any of its competitors with an accent – and for a whole lot less, too.

We've updated both galleries below with many new Taurus and Taurus SHO pics, so browse around before you go building your own. Thanks for the tip, Howard!

Note: As a special treat for true SHO fans, we snagged some images of the SHO in Atlantis Green from the configurator since Ford has yet to release any official shots of the car wearing this iconic SHO color. They're not the greatest shots, but they're all we've got for now.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Still would have been better to bring Falcon here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't really count SYNC, a backup sensor, and rain sensing headlights as standard options I really care about in adding value to a car.

      While the engine might make 365hp, I'll wait until I can read how much gets to the wheels. Perhaps only half that given everything the power must go through.

      I also found on the configurator that the car comes standard with summer rubber on 19" wheels. Not what you want to hear in Ohio.

      The G8 GXP still seems to be the superior car just like the new Lacrosse look sto be superior to the standard Taurus.

        • 6 Years Ago
        If you really don't count SYNC, you obviously haven't used it. It is widely praised as the easiest to use, best voice-command system available on any vehicle, period.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Let me know if anyone out there is dumb, I mean bright enough to buy one of these for 45k. Because I have a lot of valuable land that I am selling in Florida.
      JDM Life
      • 6 Years Ago
      Would rather have a SE Sport Camry or Maxima or Altima or Avalon or even the Accord (even tho i don't like the looks). Period. Plus all of these you can get really nicely equipped for less then 45k....

      This new Taurus looks like it rides on a SUV platform....why does it also look like it weighs 6000lbs???

      Performance car my ass. Just another grandpa pulling or middle age American sedan. You will soon see a bunch of these at your local FBI parking lot.

      I bet the Camry performance is on par given the less hp. Give the Camry 365 hp and it will beat the brakes off this....badly.

      I only grants them on building a better car then they have in the past....the previous model of the Taurus was a FAILURE.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @JDM Life
        Your post is a joke. I mean you are joking that the FWD only, shi##y handling, Camry would beat this car if it had 365 hp, right? You'd be torque steering to a fiery death. Have you ever read a review of the Camry? The handling isn't exactly praised. And the Avalon? What are you, 75 years old? Also, I've sat in a Camry and the interior quality is crap compared to this. I felt like I was being punished for some reason. "You've been bad! Go sit in this car!"
      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't know why it's being compared to the Lacrosse by a lot of people. The Lacrosse is a midsize car folks, not a jumbo like the SHO.
        • 6 Years Ago
        LaCrosse is basically Opel Insignia which falls to the same class as Mondeo/Fusion.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Yaroukh -

        IIRC, the Insignia will come here as the Regal, which will be a class below the LaCrosse.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very nice car indeed but $45K is a whole lot of money. I think most people dropping that amount of change would like to have some fancy brand name to justify the expenditure. Regardless of the SHO being awesome I think it will have a tough "perception" problem to overcome. Like it or not people are weird about brand names - but Hyundai seems to habe overcome this problem with the Genesis so maybe Ford can do it. $45K buys some really nice cars with higher end logos - I am just saying. At least the $45K Mopar offerings are in your face with syling that makes them get noticed, I worry the understated style of the SHO will also work against it.

      None of this takes away from the product but it does pose a difficult situation for the marketability of the product.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Agreed, they are not looking to sell very many of these. The presence of the SHO option offers excitement and free marketing to the whole platform. A few people will buy it, but others will go druel over the SHO and then drive home in a much less expensive (by comparison) FWD non-turbo model. The auto-makers have done it this way for years. I'm surprised the people on this board don't get that.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I eagerly await the review!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This will surely end up on Edmunds' list of top 10 cars with lowest % resale value
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think the only comp for this would be the Subaru Legacy GT spec B, and I believe those can be had for much less, and you can get a manual.
      • 6 Years Ago
      45k! Damn I would save 5k and go with a GXP pontiac.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The G8 GXP is awesome, but it's missing alot of options at that price. The SHO has a crazy number of standard and optional features that are simply not available on the G8 GXP.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can tell you from experience the Mopar offering is a POS. Unreliable, heavy, fuel thristy, childish looking and based on old technology.

      Not to mention that Chrysler is not doing that great, their cars look like toys and their interiors were designed by Mattel.
        • 6 Years Ago
        seems like AB decided TriShield would not get it anyways
        • 6 Years Ago
        I had a 2006 Charger SRT8 and had no issues unless you count some annoying brake dust.

        The interior of that car or even the newer updated ones is no match for the interior in this SHO, yet my car was loaded for almost 44K just like this. Problem? No. I think the SHO is very handsome, but the SRT8 was just menacing and packed a 425 hp V-8 with which I would stomp SHOs if I still had it today.

        Like I said earlier, it's time to wait and see what the new Charger has in store for its peers.
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