It's become the accepted maxim that practicality and boredom go hand in hand. But whoever came up with that has clearly never driven the Ford Taurus SHO.
The Ford Taurus is one of the most reliable and popular cars on the road. It's been a staple vehicle for American motorists since it first rolled out of Detroit and onto highways and driveways in 1985. Roomy, dependable, practical. The Taurus is exactly what millions of American motorists have needed for 30 years. But like anyone getting up there in years, the Taurus may still surprise you with what it can do.
Enter the Ford Taurus SHO.
Like the ringer used in Two-Lane Blacktop, looks can be deceiving. By most accounts, the 2015 Ford Taurus SHO looks like any other version of the vehicle. It's a sturdy four-door car with a comfortable interior and the amenities that one expects from this class of sedan. Turn the key, however, and the rumble of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine begins to tell a more exhilarating story, one that hits some interesting twists when it produces 356 horsepower at 5,500 RPM.
This advanced engine features direct fuel injection and twin turbo chargers, making it one of the most impressive and responsive engines of its kind in class. It's the kind of engine that'll keep you pinned to the back of your seat, a seat that just so happen to be heated and with memory functionality.
The Ford Taurus SHO: Mild mannered at first glance, a true beast when at last unleashed.