1990 Ford Taurus SHO Turbo

Started on Feb. 12 by Toolman

Ride Rating

21

This car started as a 5-passenger family sedan, with what was considered a potent engine in 1989, the 220hp Yamaha built 3.0 V6. It has now been massaged a little here and there to become a 600+hp caged track weapon with every ounce of unneeded mass removed. With a power to weight ratio more favorable than that of a ZR1, Gallardo or 458, wide R-comp rubber and large 13in brakes, this car is meant to haul more than just the groceries. Modifications abound, from the 3.2 forged Yamaha with extrude honed intake runners and worked heads being force fed air by a 67mm turbocharger, to the Quaife differential to apply the prodigious power, every aspect of the car has been improved for more power, more lightness, more speed. I am hoping to get invited to an upcoming UTCC. Designed to see 190+mph in the standing mile, this car is ready to attack VIR's long straights. And with custom Fikse wheels, dedicated track oriented suspension and braking components, this SHO is also prepared to attack VIR's 17 turns.

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Feb 13, 2011 7:23 p.m.
pimpm3:
Is this Jeremy Prine's old car? You have done a ton stuff to it. Awsome car!
Feb 13, 2011 7:37 p.m.
Toolman:
I did purchase Prine's original turbo SHO a number of years ago. I transferred the drivetrain later into a red SHO, with a lot of improvements along the way. Then a few years back I sold the drivetrain. The SHO featured here is all new, but does bear a strong resemblance to the original. Similar turbo placement and pipe routing, but other than that, and the boost controller, it is a whole new car. Looking forward to dyno time, ET's, and track time soon. Hoping to enter the 2011 UTCC with this car, and a hotshoe.
Feb 14, 2011 7:32 a.m.
djsho91:
Great write-up Tony. Looking forward to seeing you at the national convention in July.
Feb 15, 2011 5:34 a.m.
Toolman:
Tony is the Texan with the red S/C'd SHO, El Toro. Doubt he will be at Charlotte. I will be there though, VIR is going to be awesome! Timothy
Feb 18, 2011 9:22 p.m.
lowc:
great job Tim! now get out there and sho these guys how its done
Mar 27, 2011 3:48 p.m.
ampire:
Nice car, do you know Peter (shoman)?
Mar 28, 2011 8:05 a.m.
Toolman:
Peter with the white turbo, red supercharged and 10 other SHOs? I know him from the forums only, never met in person.
Aug 11, 2011 1:52 p.m.
mikephilpott:
Timothy -- Great to see someone who's really serious about moding and racing their SHO! I owned a '90 for over ten years before turning it over to my brother, who still owns it.

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