• Nov 3, 2010
2011 Ford Taurus "SHOx" - Click above for high-res image gallery

Rick Bottom Designs was given the keys to a 2011 Ford Taurus SHO and the custom car builder decided it wanted to hear more from the Blue Oval sedan. The 365-horsepower EcoBoost V6 has been bumped up by a Hahn Racecraft Stage 1 upgrade package, meaning this SHO is now putting out 465 hp. Re-christened as the SHOx, further modifications include a performance exhaust system, cold air intake kit, large Baer brakes hidden behind 22-inch Axiom forged wheels and a custom body kit.

It's not the engine, however, that is making all the noise. We said Rick Bottom Designs wanted to hear more from the car... so the tuner installed a 16,000 Watt stereo system capable of blaring the most intense block-rockin' beats. The car has been modified to a two-plus-two seating arrangement, and we imagine that potential fifth passenger will be glad they now have to walk, since all his or her Taurus SHOx-riding friends are going to be deaf. Cover your ears and check out the SHOx live from SEMA in our gallery below.



Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Turbocharging is an easy and cheap way to horsepower, and it was the cheap and easy turbocharging applications that resulted in the term “turbo lag,” defined as that time between pushing down the gas pedal and the actual delivery of power, typically an entertaining but tardy shove in the back. It’s fun but only for a while, the semi-randomness of the arrival of engine power making smooth driving more difficult than it should be.
      http://www.reviewedfords.com/2010-ford-taurus.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like they filled in that silly little "dart" in the rear quarter panel.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Both SHOs look awesome!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too bad it's still an automatic...
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol.. I read the title as '.. Side Exhaust includes bleeding ears'. That would be awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      am I the only one that finds it odd that most custom SHO's have a different grill then the "bold" one that Ford has? Taste is very personal, but I hate that 3 bar grill from ford. I'm really digging the one from the "interceptor stealth" concept. http://www.autoblog.com/2010/11/02/sema-2010-ford-police-interceptor-stealth-concept-will-haunt-th/
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love the Taurus SHO already. You can keep the ugly wheels and ridiculous sound system on this one though, but, I'll take the rest of the mods.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ignoring the deafening sound system for a second I like how they parked this over-the-top Taurus right next to the stealth. Between the tow I definitely would pick the stealth. That body kit looks like a neck-beard. But I will take the hood off this one, it works.
      • 4 Years Ago
      16,000 watts? You can go deaf like a thousand times over with that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've always thought that this car was MASSIVE and those pica prove it! And wow 16,000 watts!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ouch! Just ouch...16,000 watt....ooooouuuuch....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd take it, WITHOUT the PepBoys wheels and the 16Kw ghetto blasters.
        • 4 Years Ago
        While I'm all for loud stereo systems, 16,000 W is exponentially excessive! If you can't get what you're looking for out of a 400W system then you're better off attaching bose speakers to your ears as headphones...

        Cool though
        • 4 Years Ago
        Too bad Ford won't make it an optional production model like Chrysler did with the SRT8's. The insurance on this thing would probably be about $80 more a month and I'm sure the fuel costs and maintenance would be higher as well.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Nick

        I wonder how much those ghetto speakers weigh this otherwise beautiful vehicle down?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The MTX stereo is 1600 watts not 16,000 and sounds awesome !
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