Zach Wright’s Taurus SHO Reaches the 8’s

The Blue Turd 1995 Taurus with a turbo V6

Last summer Zach Wright achieved his goal of a 9-second quarter-mile with his 1995 Taurus SHO. Since then he’s continued to work on the car and lower his times. All the work paid off recently when Zach went 8.967 sec at 170.69 mph. The 2600 lb Taurus is powered by a turbocharged V6 producing around … Read more

Zach Wright’s Taurus SHO Goes 9.65 sec

The Blue Turd 1995 Taurus with a turbo V6

Zach Wright set out in 2016 to transform his 1995 Taurus SHO into a 9-second car. The journey was a tough one but it all paid off when Zach set a World record for fastest Taurus at Street Car Takeover Indy with a 9.659 sec at 160.06 mph. A week before the event Zach had … Read more

Video of RWD Ford Taurus with a Turbo 1JZ Inline-Six

2001 Ford Taurus with a turbo 1JZ inline-six

A couple of weeks ago we shared a custom RWD Ford Taurus built by Louis Strianese. He converted the car to RWD using a 2.5 L 1JZ-GTE inline-six, W58 five-speed manual transmission, and Lexus LS400 rear end. Boostinserge caught up with Louis to explain the project and smoke the rear tires. Source: boostinserge

RWD 2001 Ford Taurus with a Turbo 1JZ Inline-Six

2001 Ford Taurus with a turbo 1JZ inline-six

Louis Strianese converted his 2001 Ford Taurus to rear-wheel drive thanks to a lot of work and a full powertrain swap. He’s replaced the factory V6 and drivetrain with a 2.5 L 1JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six connected to a W58 five-speed manual transmission and Lexus LS400 differential. The suspension comprises of a custom tubular subframe with … Read more