• Jun 23, 2009
Smashed 2010 Ford Taurus SHO - Click above for image gallery

The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO hasn't even gone on sale yet, and already an example of the twin-turbo sedan is sitting in the body shop. Chicago SVT member The Beast alleges that the once elegant-looking red SHO had barely left the lot on dealer demo rounds, only to return shortly after in a flat-bed. The brand-new SHO was reportedly involved in a three-car pileup, leading to some serious damage to an otherwise swell sports sedan.

We don't know the exact details of the incident, but whatever happened during the crash left the freshly christened SHO with a well-mangled rear including a hosed trunk and bumper, along with a fairly substantial ding to the front fascia. Click on the image above or the gallery below to view the crash damage in more detail.



[Source: Chicago SVT]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It was involved in a 3 car pile up and this is all that happened? Sounds like a good reason to purchase a new Taurus!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Spicoli: Relax. Alright. My old man is a television repairman. Got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.
      Washington: You crazy Spicoli, you can't fix this car!
      Spicoli: (leans out window to assess damage) I can fix it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did anyone else just have a ''are you freaking serious'' laugh?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, wait, that's not how you Tokyo drift!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought bangle stopped designing cars..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Discount!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Very durable lights....front and rear
        • 5 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly. Seems bizzare that none of them shattered?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Since it's hasn't been sold, what's stopping the dealer from fixing it and selling it as a "new" car? How many "new" cars on dealer lots have had body-work from collisions, shipping accidents, and other damage? At a Ford dealer and a Nissan dealer, I've seen cars in the lot that were obviously re-painted.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Gee... I don't know but how about that it has a "pre-production" VIN and you couldn't register it in any US state?"

        Nope. chances are this is an "MP1"-level car; anything "PP" or later is salable. assuming all conformance testing is done.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Gee... I don't know but how about that it has a "pre-production" VIN and you couldn't register it in any US state?

        As for the accident I suspect the driver behind the Taurus want to see if it was a SHO and tried to get a closer look. They succeeded!!... and now have a reverse SHO imprinted on their hood!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think my comment above was a bit muddy- it's very likely this car was legally able to be sold. Only the first (hand built) prototypes are built without production VINs and can't legally be sold.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sturdy lights front and rear
      • 5 Years Ago
      You would think Mr. "Beast" would have taken a little extra care with this vehicle. But sounds like someone might have been showing off and got over their head.

        • 5 Years Ago
        The article doesn't say Mr. Beast was behind the wheel.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ahh, my mistake, but either way... when testing a car you don't own, some extra caution should be taken. But those details are not in the article.
      • 5 Years Ago
      in first with :


      THAT'LL BUFF RIGHT OUT!

      and:

      I COULDA SAVED IT.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Damnit! You beat me! lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe they should auction it off as the first damaged 2010 SHO. The buyer also gets a certificate stating that fact.
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