• Aug 19, 2009

2010 Ford Taurus SHO at Epping Dragway: Click above to watch video after the jump

The 2010 Taurus SHO packs 365 horsepower courtesy of its twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine, but something about the sheer size of Ford's full-size sedan tells us that it doesn't quite belong on the track. That didn't stop one man from taking the 21st century SHO to New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire to try his luck in a straight-line foot race.

The massive SHO took its spot at the left starting gate against a Fox body Mustang of undetermined modification, and when the tree turned green, the 4,300-pound Taurus gave its fellow Ford all it could handle. Hit the jump to watch the 2010 Taurus SHO notch a credible 13.92 at 100 mph at Epping. Since we've already seen the 350 horsepower EcoBoost MKS hit 13.9 at Milan dragway in Michigan, we're guessing the SHO Taurus was either bone stock or only modestly modified. Hat tip to Brian.



[Source: Bang Shift]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      For the public who seeks a good result.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Doesn't the new 300hp supercharged Audi A6 do that in about 14.0 seconds?
      • 5 Years Ago
      site is good
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully the next SHO will be a Fusion.
        • 5 Years Ago
        next Fusion Sport perhaps?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed with Bob S. The SHO treatment would be well paired with a AWD Fusion. Either way the new Taurus is a looker! Go Ford I am cheering for you.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The SHO is also electronically limited to 350 ft lb to limit the amount of abuse to the AWD. It pulls a flat 350 ft lb from 1500 rpm to over 5000 rpm. It won't take long before the tuners have these things putting down some very impressive torque numbers. This engine is also rumored to be going into the Mustang and F150. Those vehicles being RWD should not have the same durability constraints.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, next thing you know Ford minivans will be beating my Challenger at lights :) Nice work!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Truly ground-breaking:

      Headline says " BIG TURD BREAKS 13 SECOND BARRIER..."
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hey, but at least it's polished...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep it's one big polished turd.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love this car, really can't understand why anyone would buy the MKS over this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's styling reflects an Americana/European flair much better than most cars it competes with. It looks far superior to its Lincoln brother. No wonder Ford compares it to luxury models in the same class.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Best looking Taurus ever! ...that's not really saying much though. The last generation looked just like the first with a bling grill. I'm glad they didn't repeat themselves again.
      Sadly, even the SHO will likely never be more than a sport sedan wannabe.
        • 5 Years Ago
        a wannabe? the supposed sports sedan MB about 50k with a anemic POS 268 hp six auto real friggen sporty.the SHO will flat out run ,out handle and has more room and is safer .not that MBs are bad cars but they have their share of bland turds like the e class.it only when you spend well over 60 k do you get the good stuff.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Taurrus?
      exterior size as big as hyundai genesis.
      but interior volume is less than hyundai elantra.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I do like this car, would i drive one? Not for 38 grand. I'd probably recommend it to someone else, but me personally, i'd spend my 38k other ways.

      I have no doubt tuners are going to easily jack up the torque and hp on these cars, after all, it does have turbos from the factory which usually make upping the power levels rather easy.

      But, i'm curious on the longevity of the engine (stock). Turbo cars are not known for their long term reliability.
      Then you have them modded, i'm wondering if ford has some kind of tattle tale method of determining if a car has been modified and put back to stock, you know doubling the boost until the engine lets go, then reverse it so you can warranty it.
      Guys have done this with 03/04 cobras, srt neons and other aspirated factory engines for years.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Durability on turbo car's. I had a stupid Dodge Daytona turbo (small 4 cylinder) and it blew 4 times between 15 and 20k miles. I traded it in as they fixed it a fourth time on a Buick Grand National. (inter-cooled V6 turbo). I put over 150,000 miles and never had engine/turbo problems.

        I really like my 07 Mustang GT. I have been salivating for the rumored 5.0 Coyote engine but I will really take a look at the eco-boost when it comes out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds about right for its power and its weight..
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