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2011 Ford Taurus SHO

Posted By Lonnie Johnson On September 28, 2010 @ 10:40 am In Car Reviews | 1 Comment

2010 Ford Taurus SHO [1]

2010 Ford Taurus SHO

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Every now and then another car is introduced that reveals my inner “old man”. I don’t mean the old man who’s tired of the whole routine of life and wants to be left alone. I’m talking about the youthful, energy filled codger who wants nothing more than to let the young, unaware youth of today find out how powerful and full of life we really are. There are many ways to accomplish this. However, the most rewarding might be on the blacktop. You see, if you’re piloting the new Ford Taurus SHO, you can teach these clueless web gazers a valuable lesson. Don’t judge a man’s ride by the number of doors you see or the everyday model name on the truck lid.
The Taurus SHO, with the direct injected twin-turbo charged V-6, is about surprises. The biggest surprise is the available power. The stated power from the Ford bunch is 365HP and 350lbft of torque. If Ford decided to grade the Taurus SHO on a scale similar to the scale used to rate the Horsepower on the new Mustang 5.0 motor, then, you could plausibly believe that the power is probably just short of 400HP and 400lbft of torque. But, for now, we will assume Dearborne is telling us the truth. I have to tell you though, I love being misled by car companies underestimating horsepower ratings.
With the power effortlessly available you can concentrate your attention to one of the most peaceful interior spaces since the invention of padded cells. While driving the Taurus I mentioned to more than a few of my friends how comfortable the front seats were. They have just the right amount of firmness and forgiveness, much like an old man. The interior flows more smoothly than a Sunday afternoon with Snoop Dog, and with a center console that slopes 38 degrees forward and contains every creature comfort you would ever want, and seats more relaxing than a night with Lunesta. The Ford Taurus SHO will have you ruminating about long trips on winding county roads.
All interior accomplishments aside, the story of the Taurus SHO is the power. I just viewed a post on you tube where a new Taurus SHO hung with the new Ford Mustang GT. For the record, they were being chased by a Pontiac GXP. It was footage that caught the essence of the SHO…speed, effortless power.
This is the second SHO I’ve driven. The first one was brand new. Twelve miles were displayed on the odometer. The one last week had almost 8,000 miles on it. We’ll just call it well broken in. I couldn’t get over how fast this car seemed.
It’s funny, with all of the attention centering on performance and comfort, you almost forget that the new Taurus has the styling to match the performance. The c-pillar is perfectly played as are the wheel and tire fitment and the overall rake of the car.
Don’t believe what you’re reading? Visit Tyler Ford and see one for Yourself.
You see, if you’re piloting the new Ford Taurus SHO, you can teach these clueless web gazers a valuable lesson. Don’t judge a man’s ride by the number of doors you see or the everyday model name on the truck lid.

The Taurus SHO, with the direct injected twin-turbo charged V-6, is about surprises. The biggest surprise is the available power. The stated power from the Ford bunch is 365HP and 350lbft of torque. If Ford decided to grade the Taurus SHO on a scale similar to the scale used to rate the Horsepower on the new Mustang 5.0 motor, then, you could plausibly believe that the power is probably just short of 400HP and 400lbft of torque. But, for now, we will assume Dearborne is telling us the truth. I have to tell you though, I love being misled by car companies underestimating horsepower ratings.
With the power effortlessly available you can concentrate your attention to one of the most peaceful interior spaces since the invention of padded cells. While driving the Taurus I mentioned to more than a few of my friends how comfortable the front seats were. They have just the right amount of firmness and forgiveness, much like an old man. The interior flows more smoothly than a Sunday afternoon with Snoop Dog, and with a center console that slopes 38 degrees forward and contains every creature comfort you would ever want, and seats more relaxing than a night with Lunesta. The Ford Taurus SHO will have you ruminating about long trips on winding county roads.

All interior accomplishments aside, the story of the Taurus SHO is the power. I just viewed a post on you tube where a new Taurus SHO hung with the new Ford Mustang GT. For the record, they were being chased by a Pontiac GXP. It was footage that caught the essence of the SHO…speed, effortless power.

This is the second SHO I’ve driven. The first one was brand new. Twelve miles were displayed on the odometer. The one last week had almost 8,000 miles on it. We’ll just call it well broken in. I couldn’t get over how fast this car seemed.
It’s funny, with all of the attention centering on performance and comfort, you almost forget that the new Taurus has the styling to match the performance. The c-pillar is perfectly played as are the wheel and tire fitment and the overall rake of the car.

Don’t believe what you’re reading? Visit Tyler Ford and see one for Yourself.


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