The Ford Taurus is an American sedan produced by the Ford Motor Company. It was first produced in the 1980s as a replacement for older styled sedans. It featured modern styling and competed well with imports.
The SHO (Super High Output) was a high performance model of the Taurus. It featured a high-output V6 engine (actually built by the Yamaha motorcycle company, but with American engineering help). For its time it was very competitive and could actually beat many imports at a fraction of their cost. In the 1990s it was replaced by a V8 model which was slower than the original and lacked have an option for a standard transmission. A new turbocharged SHO is out now and it is back to form again beating imports for half the cost.