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

Zach Wright’s Taurus SHO Update

The Blue Turd 1995 Taurus with a turbo 3.3 L V6

Zach Wright has spent eight years transforming his amazing 1995 Taurus called The Blue Turd into the fastest SHO on earth. Since our previous article Zach reworked the entire chassis with the goal of reducing weight. Up front he installed lightweight wheels by BelaK Industries 13×10 lightweight wheels with M&H 24.5×10 slicks. The brakes are … Read more

Watch a Taurus SHO Attempt the 9’s

The Blue Turd 1995 Ford Taurus with a turbo 3.3 L V6

Since our previous article on The Blue Turd project, owner and builder Zach Wright created a few videos documenting his quest to put this unique project in to the 9-second club. The 1995 Taurus SHO is powered by a turbocharged 3.3 L V6 with a goal of 600-700 whp. Although Zach did not achieve his … Read more