1992 Ford Taurus SHO

The Taurus SHO is a front wheel drive saloon (sedan) automobile with a front located engine, sold by Ford. The Ford Taurus SHO's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, double overhead camshaft 60 degree V 6 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This powerplant produces 220 bhp (223 PS/164 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 271 N·m (200 lb·ft/27.6 kgm) at 4800 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 5 speed manual gearbox. Having a stated kerb weight of 1520 kg, the Ford Taurus SHO manages to cover the 0-60 mph benchmark sprint in 7.6 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 15.9 seconds. Maximum claimed speed is 225 km/h or 140 mph.

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Key facts

1992 Ford Taurus SHO information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4877 mm
How heavy?
1520 kg
What size engine?
3 litre, 2986 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, V
How much power?
223 PS / 220 bhp / 164 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
271 Nm / 200 ft.lb / 27.6 kgm @ 4800 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 7.6 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

Ford Taurus models

4 door sedan/​saloon FF 3797 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 2931 cm3 142 PS 140 bhp 104 kW 1420 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3191 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1565 kg
Ford Taurus SHO -
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2986 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1500 kg

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1992 Ford Taurus SHO data
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater sedan/saloon
Number of doors4
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2692 mm 106 inches
Track/tread (front) 1565 mm 61.6 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1535 mm 60.4 inches
Length 4877 mm 192 inches
Width 1808 mm 71.2 inches
Height 1374 mm 54.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 1520 kg 3351 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 70 litres 15.4 UK Gal 18.5 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient 0.32
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Yamaha
Engine code 99P
Cylinders V 6 in 60° vee
Capacity 3 litre
2986 cc
(182.217 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 89 × 80 mm
3.5 × 3.15 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.11
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output 223 PS (220 bhp) (164 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output 73.7 bhp/litre
1.21 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 271 Nm (200 ft·lb) (27.6 kgm)
at 4800 rpm
Specific torque 90.76 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.8:1
Fuel system EFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1140.5 kPa (165.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 4
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 7.6 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile 15.9 s
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 146.75 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
107.93 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
144.74 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.27 kg/kW
15.48 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.0 x 16
Wheel size rear 6.0 x 16
Tyres front 215/60 VR 16
Tyres rear 215/60 VR 16
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 254 mm
Rear brake diameter 254 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.75
Final drive ratio 3.74
general
Carfolio.com ID11000
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1992 Ford Taurus SHO added before December 1995.
Last modified 2015-08-16.