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Old 02-11-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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2010 Ford Taurus SHO

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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Not bad, But the G8 GXP is stll faster in the straights, and it will easily out handle and brake the sho.

Motortrend did a 0-60 in 4.8, 1/4 13.3 at 105mph. for the SHO
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ook/index.html
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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EPIC FAIL for anyone who pays $38K+ for a Taurus.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:23 PM   #4
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EPIC FAIL for anyone who pays $38K+ for a Taurus.
If it were still 2001, I would agree wholeheartedly.

However, the Taurus is no longer a bottom-of-the-barrel sedan. I don't know if you've seen a new one in person, but they're every bit as nice as a 3-series BMW. The interior is particularly well-done. Plus, you get the performance of a last-gen M3 as well.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:53 PM   #5
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So the Jag. brought the Taurus up. I thought Taurus brought the Jag. down.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:43 PM   #6
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I was intrigued until I saw it looks to be a front-drive platform...I can't equate performance and front-drive....doesn't compute for me.....
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:48 PM   #7
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I was intrigued until I saw it looks to be a front-drive platform...I can't equate performance and front-drive....doesn't compute for me.....
Cobalt SS...?
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:49 PM   #8
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I was intrigued until I saw it looks to be a front-drive platform...I can't equate performance and front-drive....doesn't compute for me.....
It's AWD.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:07 PM   #9
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Cobalt SS...?
Sorry no offense if you drive one...but I don't see that as a performance car. It may perform well in its class. But just not for me.

Someone mentioned it was AWD...i stand corrected that is certainly a much better option.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #10
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I'm neither a Ford guy or a 4-door sedan guy, but I must say, that is an attractive car. If anything, GM might want to restyle and upgrade the Impala as a result.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #11
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I do think ford is going in the right direction wth this ... thumbs up to ford ..

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Old 02-11-2009, 04:19 PM   #12
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Nope, not feeling it. Horsepower looks pretty good but the car itself doesnt look sporty enough. It needs some side skirts on it to make it look lower and hunkered down to the ground.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:33 PM   #13
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Good challenger to the G8 GT, but I'm not so sure about the GXP. The new Taurus is a fine car, but $38K is very steep. Product win, price fail.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:04 PM   #14
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Did anyone see the torque curve on Jalopnik? OMG 350 ft/lbs flat from 1500 to 5000 RPM's....I've never seen anything like that before even on a diesel.
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:27 PM   #15
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Did anyone see the torque curve on Jalopnik? OMG 350 ft/lbs flat from 1500 to 5000 RPM's....I've never seen anything like that before even on a diesel.
Yeah, the Ecoboost is turning out to be a force to be reckoned with. Hopefully Ford will put it in a Mustang with some taller gears.
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:20 PM   #16
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check out the torque-curve (if it's a real one...)

http://jalopnik.com/5151498/2010-for...s-torque-curve
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:05 PM   #17
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I had one of the early SHO's and it was a fun car for sure. Yamaha V-6 and a 5 speed stick. Loaded with all the options. I truly miss that ride. :( The new one looks OK on the outside and much nicer on the inside.

No sale - Camaro will be here soon.

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Old 02-11-2009, 10:12 PM   #18
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I think this is becoming a Ford sight....I think I have seen more Ford threads in the last few days than Camaro....or even Chevy in general....
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:21 AM   #19
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I do not dislike it but I don’t know, to me it looks like a bloated toyota?
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:38 AM   #20
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Did anyone see the torque curve on Jalopnik? OMG 350 ft/lbs flat from 1500 to 5000 RPM's....I've never seen anything like that before even on a diesel.
You don't say ...

The SHO might smoke the Charger R/T and the G8GT, and might run with the SRT8 and GXP ... sick of bench racing but I'm bored lol
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:28 AM   #21
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I just can't get the old Taurus out of my head when I hear the word 'Taurus'. When I hear the word 'Camaro' I can't get the old ones out of my head and that's why I'm so geeked up about it.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:14 AM   #22
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check out the torque-curve (if it's a real one...)

http://jalopnik.com/5151498/2010-for...s-torque-curve
GM's LNF and the TT DI 6 BMW puts in the 335 have very similar curves, so I'd say its just what you get with turbo charging, direct injection and serious DOHC VVT.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:51 PM   #23
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You’d have to check all the standard options but it seems the G8 GT is the better value. Of course AWD is going to cost around $1500-2000 and add weight but then you can move in the snow and rain to so may depend on where you live.

Just imagine what a little ECU tuning will do for this, 135/335 guys are getting an extra 70hp out of the N54 with a tune, bet this could hit 415hp easy with only a $500 tune.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:11 PM   #24
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Any word on curb weight of this car?
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You’d have to check all the standard options but it seems the G8 GT is the better value. Of course AWD is going to cost around $1500-2000 and add weight but then you can move in the snow and rain to so may depend on where you live.

Just imagine what a little ECU tuning will do for this, 135/335 guys are getting an extra 70hp out of the N54 with a tune, bet this could hit 415hp easy with only a $500 tune.
it should hit 400whp/400wtq easy. that's why this engine would be killer in a mustang
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