2010 Ford Taurus SHOEnlarge Photo
It’s not unusual to see a company proud of one of their products, but Ford celebrating one of their Taurus SHO seems fairly unique. This year the Dearborn company held their 19th convention for one of the most unique sports sedans of the late 20th century.
Autoblog was there to hear about the latest updates for the current generation SHO, which unlike the previous models features AWD and a twin turbocharged Ecoboost V-6. The F-150 will be getting the same engine, though instead of the3965 horespower in the sedan, the truck is rumored to get a power bump to about 400 horsepower. At the convention it was mentioned that the power will indeed get an increase to 400 horsepower.
Other than a power increase, Ford seems to take the fan’s complaints to heart and are working on solutions and suggestions. The biggest problem the Taurus faces is inadequate brakes for the heavy, performance-oriented sedan. The representatives did say that they were working on making the braking system better, though they said those looking for better brakes and suspension should go for the Interceptor package.
The current SHO also looks too much like a normal Taurus, according to enthusiasts. Ford is working on trying to reduce the amount of chrome used on the exterior, create new body panels like the front bumper and give the car a more monochromatic look (Mercury Marauder anyone?) The people at Autoblog say they concept drawings shown at the convention gave off a Pontiac G8 GXP vibe.