Looking over our site stats here at the DrivingEnthusiast network, we see a couple of hundred hits in the last month from the folks at the SHOForum.com forums. They are reading our comparison of our original ’89 versus our ’97.
You’ll find plenty of SHO information on this site – we were an enthusiast SHO owner twice. We’ve got information about these original SHOs, and much more including SHO engine swaps and projects.
And while there may be another SHO around the corner from Ford (new Taurus, AWD, 3.5 liter twin-turbo with 340 horse/340 torque – but only if near-bankrupt Ford can afford to do it right), it will be tough to beat the originality of the first SHO (and the resulting owner loyalty). The original SHO was from a different Ford Motor Company, one that had a different set of problems (although not life-threatening) and some serious quality issues, but one who also knew that true (versus poseur) performance enthusiasts look for all-around & balanced performance – not simpleton straight-line performance at the expense of all else. Lets hope the current Ford Motor Company tries to more fully understand it’s potential customer base and doesn’t leave most of them out of the equation of they ever again try to build a true performance sedan again.
More reading (you must <right click> and <open in new tab>): http://www.drivingenthusiast.net/sec-ford/special-reports/