1988 Ford Taurus SHO

The Ford Taurus SHO is a front wheel drive automobile, with its powerplant placed in the front, and a 4 door saloon (sedan) body. Its engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 3 litre, double overhead camshaft 60 degree V 6 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit has an output of 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. The engine drives the wheels compliments of a 5 speed manual transmission. It weighs a claimed 1500 kg at the kerb. Top stated speed is 225 km/h, which equates to 140 mph.

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Key facts

1988 Ford Taurus SHO information summary

What body style?
4 door sedan/saloon with 4/5 seats
How long?
4785 mm
How heavy?
1500 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: 6.7 s
How fast?
225 km/h, 140 mph

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4 door sedan/​saloon FF 5M 2986 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1520 kg
4 door sedan/​saloon FF 4A 3191 cm3 223 PS 220 bhp 164 kW 1565 kg

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1988 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) 1537 mm 60.5 inches
Length 4785 mm 188.4 inches
Width 1798 mm 70.8 inches
Height 1379 mm 54.3 inches
Ground clearance 140 mm 5.5 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.78
Kerb weight 1500 kg 3307 lb
Weight distribution 62.7 % front
fuel tank capacity 70.5 litres 15.5 UK Gal 18.6 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area 2.16
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Yamaha
Engine code 99Y
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
(SAE net)
223 PS (220 bhp) (164 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
73.7 bhp/litre
1.21 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
271 Nm (200 ft·lb) (27.6 kgm)
at 4800 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
90.76 Nm/litre
1.1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.8:1
Fuel system Ford EEC-IV fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1140.5 kPa (165.4 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497.67 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 5.1 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.7 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 16.90 s
Standing quarter-mile 15.1 s
@ 95 mph
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 225 km/h (140 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 148.71 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
109.37 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
146.67 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.14 kg/kW
15.27 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 unknown
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 2.500
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front 6.0 x 15
Wheel size rear 6.0 x 15
Tyres front Goodyear Eagle GT P215/65 VR 15
Tyres rear Goodyear Eagle GT P215/65 VR 15
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S
Front brake diameter 254 mm
Rear brake diameter 254 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.74
Final drive ratio 3.74
general
Carfolio.com ID71764
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 29.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1988 Ford Taurus SHO added before December 1995.
Last modified 2015-08-16.