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2010 Ford Taurus SHO Convention highlights - Click above for high-res image gallery

Blue Oval execs rolled out the red carpet for Taurus SHO owners last week in Dearborn, MI to welcome 100 privately owned examples and many more enthusiasts to town for the 19th annual national Taurus SHO convention. Ford would love nothing more than to win the approval of the already rabid SHO enthusiast community, many of whom appreciate the performance potential of two turbos and all-wheel drive but aren't necessarily on board with the new super-sized model. To that end, Ford dropped some not-so-subtle hints on what could be in store for the next SHO, a model rumored to be on deck for 2013.

"365 horsepower is good. 400 is better."
"The SHO is at the top [of Ford's performance sedan lineup] and we're going to keep it there," said Steve Ling, Ford's North American car marketing manager during a Tuesday lunch presentation at Ford World Headquarters. "365 horsepower is good. 400 is better."

Advanced Engine Design and Development Engineer Brett Hinds spoke at length about the EcoBoost V6 during the Tuesday presentation, noting that the 3.5-liter engine had the potential for considerably more power, as we'll likely see later this year between the fenders of the F-150. That version of the EcoBoost will definitely produce more torque than the SHO's mill, but if the rumors of 400 horsepower for the F-150 are true, a more muscular SHO could indeed be just around the corner.


Gallery: 2010 Taurus SHO convention highlights



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I would be more excited at the prospect of a 400-hp SHO if it was also accompanied with a 600-lb weight loss. Unfortunately, it will probably have to wait for the next-generation Mondeo-based chassis.
 

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damn, that red SHO is from NESHO, I know a few of the guys from NESHO. When I had the Sable I went to a few of the meets with the SHO guys... they are great, wish I knew about this I would have gone!
 

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Totally dig the monochrome/blackout treatment of that red one. THAT'S what the SHO should look like. Wonder if that will be a factory trim package in the near future?
 

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Totally dig the monochrome/blackout treatment of that red one. THAT'S what the SHO should look like. Wonder if that will be a factory trim package in the near future?
I think the person who owns it did that...

that being said though, ford was taking notes so perhaps they could offer that as a monochrome package for SHOs only.

Last meet I went to with the SHO guys was earlier this year and someone had a black SHO, he did the same thing minus the grill and it looked pretty sharp... I would not be suprised if they have it either as an option or standard
 

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The monochrome front end on the red SHO looks too good. I would absolutely love to see Ford do everything that they were talking about. Specific wheels, fascias, the monochrome look. That would tempt me to no end. Of course, so would 400 HP. And some weight loss would be majorly appreciated.
 

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They should add the brembo brake package to the SHO... thats one step in the right direction
 

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I think seeing what those guys had done to their SHOs really got Ford thinking. Not to mention a stock SHO with just a tune running a 12.75 in the quarter really shows what is capable with these cars. I can't wait to see what Ford does with the new SHO and what package becomes available.
 
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