SPECS
Horsepower
540 HP
Torque
550 LB-FT
Curb Weight
4191 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
Twin Turbo 3.5 L
Transmission Type
Automatic
Top Speed
165 MPH
Standing Quarter Mile
11.8 Seconds
Zero to Sixty
3.9 Seconds
MPG (City/Highway)
20 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

I purchased the SHO as a completely stock car.  I chose this car because I had just started a family, and needed something with 4 doors, decent on gas, and room for a baby.  It was fun from the start, but I have always wanted more, more, more..... So I started by adding an intake, then a canned tune from Livernois Motorsports, and then different spark plugs, and so on and so forth.  I was traveling down the local interstate late Thanksgiving night, and a 2015 Jaguar F-type Supercharged V6 pulls up next to me, and paces me.  I get on the paddles, and prepare for the hit.  He takes the hit, and I follow suit.  To his (and my) surprise, I walked away from him.  Long story short, we pulled in to a gas station, and low and behold, the driver is Zach Bowman, editor and test driver for Road & Track Magazine.  He was more than impressed.  I took him for a quick spin, and he fell in love.  He decided to do an article on the car.  You can see the article here: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/news/a25497/this-is-what-a-550-hp-ford-taurus-sho-looks-like/ I was only running 350 HP to the tires when I raced him.  So I always wanted to build it more and more.  Well, my performance company in Michigan (Livernois Motorsports) offered me a sponsorship.  They ended up sending me a Corsa Exhaust, Methanol Injection, H&R Springs, and a new intake.  I had all that put on the car, and now I was pushing 400 Wheel HP.  So the article was written and published in May of 2015.  Since the article was posted, I have added ATP turbos, custom front mount intercooler, new custom tune by Torrie @ Unleashed Tuning, and fully forged internals in the motor made by Carillo Performance.  Have yet to tune the vehicle, but with the upgrades and proper tune, I should be at 525-550 AWHP.  It has been a fun build, and an amazing tool to surprise a bunch of LS & Fox Body guys. :-)

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