Test Drive: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO
In this video I give a full test drive of the 1996 Ford Taurus SHO. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. I take it on various road
surfaces and demonstrate performance and driving characteristics. A
thorough test drive to give a greater appreciation of the vehicle.
EcoBoost Technology - Animation
Ford Motor Company is introducing a new engine technology called EcoBoost that will deliver up to 20 percent
better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles
annually in North America during the next five years.
The EcoBoost family of 4-cylinder
and 6-cylinder engines features turbocharging and direct injection technology.
Compared with more expensive hybrids and diesel engines, EcoBoost builds upon today's affordable gasoline
engine and improves it, providing more customers with a way to improve fuel
economy and emissions without compromising driving performance.
"EcoBoost is meaningful because it
can be applied across a wide variety of engine types in a range of
vehicles, from small cars to large trucks -- and it's affordable," said
Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development.
"Compared with the current cost of diesel and hybrid technologies,
customers can expect to recoup their initial investment in a 4-cylinder
EcoBoost engine through fuel savings
in approximately 30 months. A diesel will take an average of seven and
one-half years, while the cost of a hybrid will take nearly 12 years to
recoup -- given equivalent miles driven per year and fuel costs," he said.
Ford will introduce EcoBoost on the
new Lincoln MKS flagship in 2009, followed by the Ford Flex and other
vehicles. By 2013, Ford will have more than half a million EcoBoost-powered vehicles on the road annually in
In 2009, Ford first will introduce EcoBoost on the Lincoln MKS featuring a 3.5-liter
twin-turbocharged V-6. It will produce
the power and torque of a V-8 engine with the fuel efficiency of a V-6. In
fact, with an estimated 340-horsepower and more than 340
lb.-ft. of torque, the Lincoln MKS will be the most powerful and
fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive luxury sedan in the market.
More With Less
EcoBoost's combination of direct
injection and turbocharging mitigates
the traditional disadvantages of downsizing and Boosting 4- and 6-cylinder engines, giving
customers both superior performance as well as fuel economy.
With direct injection, fuel is injected into each cylinder of an engine in
small, precise amounts. Compared to conventional port injection, direct
injection produces a cooler, denser charge, delivering higher fuel economy
When combined with modern-day turbocharging -- which uses waste energy from the
Exhaust gas to drive the turbine --
direct injection provides the best of both worlds: the responsiveness of a
larger-displacement engine with fewer trips to the gas pump.
Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, for
example, can deliver upwards of 340-plus lb.-ft. of torque across a wide
engine range -- 2,000 to 5,000 rpm versus 270 to 310 lb.-ft of torque for a
conventional naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V-8 over the same speed range.
At the same time, this V-6 gives customers an approximate 2 mpg improvement
and emits up to 15 percent fewer CO2 emissions to the environment.
Direct injection coupled with turbocharging allows for the downsizing of engines
that deliver improved torque and performance. A small 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine has the capability of producing
more torque than a larger 4-cylinder engine -- nearly an entire liter
larger in displacement -- with better fuel efficiency.
The real-world fuel economy benefit is consistent no matter the drive
cycle, meaning the engine is efficient in the city as well as on the
highway -- unlike hybrids, which are most efficient in stop-and-go traffic.
In addition, customers who tow and haul -- and have long turned to more
expensive diesel powertrains for their superior towing capabilities -- can
find the engine performance they need from an EcoBoost powertrain.
EcoBoost -- combined with
multi-speed transmissions, advanced electric power steering, weight
reductions and aerodynamic improvements -- is part of Ford Motor Company's
strategy to deliver sustainable, quality vehicles that customers want and
value. Additional hybrid offerings and diesel engines are planned for
Longer term, Ford plans to remain aggressive in the development of plug-in
hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles.
"We know that what will make the biggest difference is applying the right
technology on volume vehicles that customers really want and value and can
afford," said Kuzak. "EcoBoost puts
an affordable technology within reach for millions of customers, and Ford's
systems approach adds up to a big idea that differentiates Ford's
sustainability strategy in the market."
2010 Ford Taurus SHO Start Up, Engine, and Full Tour
I finally get to check out the all new 2010 SHO, one of my personal
favorite cars, this is a complete departure for ford which completely
redefines the taurus nameplate. I give a full in depth review and tour of
the car, start it up, demonstrate the 12 speaker sony stereo, and show the
3.5L twin turbo EcoBoost V6, enjoy!
2010 Ford Taurus/SHO NHTSA Frontal Impact
ead Injury Criterion 374-379
Chest deceleration (g's) 43-36
Femur load l/r1 (lb) 355 / 324-312 / 781
The Taurus is back with a new look, more safety features and the legendary
SHO-time? Ford Taurus SHO vs. 2009 Infiniti G37 @ the Track
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When Ford announced its all-new 2010 Taurus SHO as a new-generation premium
performance sedan, we took it to mean the term literally. So what better
yardstick to measure Ford's claim than a current premium performance sedan
with a proven record, the 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey?
The twin-turbo Taurus wouldn't have it
easy, seeing how the Infiniti G35 sedan had dethroned the BMW 335i sedan in
our five-car comparison last year. More recently a G37 devoured Acura's
high-tech TL SH-AWD without so much as a by-your-leave in a head-to-head
But perhaps the reanimated Super High Output (SHO) Taurus will once again
have a few sleeper sedan tricks for the establishment.
SRT10 Ram 350Z Taurus SHO Drag Racing
Beech Bend Raceway test and tune night. 4/6/2013
rolling burnout ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeL4p94IIfQ
1 minute burnout here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFA-Sgck_t8
2013 Ford Taurus SHO Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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look at the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO.
"SHO" or "S-H-O" designates "Super High Output" and represents the twin turbo V6 under the hood. V8 power with V6
MSRP pricing for the Taurus, before options, starts at:
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car
designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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http://www.Facebook.com/2Redline The current generation SHO is still the
stop light sleeper it always was. Those who remember the original may miss
its high revving Yamaha built engine and manual transmission. We think a
viable replacement for the SHO nameplate would be better served using the
current Fusion platform.