Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Taurus SHO in the works - with turbo power?

The good folks over at Jalopnik have been hearing rumblings lately of a resurrection of the high-performance Taurus.

It appears that a couple mules are testing, one with the Yamaha developed V-8 that traces it roots back to the 2nd generation SHO's 3.4 - but is much more stout in the Volvo cars that use it now (XC90, S80, etc.).

More exciting, if less of a nod to the original SHOs would be a mule running around with a twin-turbo 3.5l 'Twin-Force' V-6 - packing well over 400hp!

Let's just hope they are smart enough to make a manual transmission at least optional on this beast - if it actually makes production.

Concept image courtesy of BringBackTheSHO.com

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