The Sport version of the Ford Taurus. SHO stands for Super High Output.
It is also known as "the ultimate sleeper", because no one would expect a 4 door family sedan to be able to put up a good race. Of course, back when the SHO was built, it wasn't all that common to see 15 second cars on the road, at least none that weren't expensive or heavily modified.
The SHO has made a reputation for itself, for having a very efficient Yamaha built 3.0L (89-95) (3.2L for Automatics) engine. With very little mods the SHO is capable of putting up a race against most corvettes of the day.
The SHO was discontinued in 1999 by Ford. Currently SHO enthusiasts are trying to convince Ford to bring back the Taurus SHO, now that the Taurus has been reintroduced into the market.
Remember to SHOfear
That ricer honda didn't expect to get smoked by a SHO.
If you want to hustle a good race, get a SHO, no one will expect a 4-door sedan to pull like a sports car!
A full size luxury/sports sedan made by Audi in the late 70's till late 80's (later became the model 100). back in the day it was Audi's flagship car had many features such as all wheel disc breaks(type 44 models) electronic climate control hydro power steering/power breaks power seats power windows vacuum powered locks power sunroof. these cars have a 5 cylinder slant engine that has Bosch csi injection they also got a bad rep for unintended acceleration which 60 minutes made a fake rig to make the car speed up on its own. which almost causing Audi to quit selling cars in the states.
Mark:"what kind of car do you have man"
Me:"I have a 1986 Audi 5000s"
Nissan's family-sized sedan that, since the early '90s, has become a much more stylish and powerful up to date. It is very poplar for both practicality and performance, ranging from base model trims to the fairly new and very fast SE-R. Traditionally seen as a just another four-door, the Altima has developed into a luxurious, full-sized sports sedan.
My Altima SE-R is one of the fasted FWD sedans ever made.
A compact, sub-compact or mid-sized coupe, sedan, hatchback or station wagon with a generous amount of trunk/hatch space and a back seat that usually folds down, powered by an unimpressive yet reliable and reasonably economical 4 cylinder engine. The idea is that such a vehicle is uninspiring to drive, but the trunk space at least makes it good for getting groceries.
Generally speaking, a bigger (ie; V6) engine or an engine that is turbo- or supercharged, along with bigger sway bars and stiffer suspension, are necessary turn a grocery getter into either a sports sedan or a sports coupe. Without these upgrades, a sporty-looking compact or sub-compact coupe is considered just a grocery getter.
"Dude, I know you like your car, but why are you talkin' up a grocery getter?"
Any of various imported cars which feature any of several defining characteristics:more...
- Enlarged exhaust tip to 'enhance the sound', usually chrome while the rest is not.
- Numerous stickers which, if applied correctly, add enough horsepower to make it beat "any V8".
- So-called "Body-kits" which, from what I gather, enhance the cars ability to be useless.
- V-Tec logos; can also be found on honda MiniVans.
- Incredibly unintelligent, obnoxious, and belligerent drivers.
- Senselessly large amounts of pointlessly oversized speakers and amplifiers.
- Shiny things that don't do anything.
- Rims of a size never, ever intended by the manufacturer to be attached to the car.
- "Home" lowering modifications which shorten tread-life of otherwise good tires while adding 0 performance enhancements.
- Pointless hoods made of some composte material with a colouration bearing absolutely no resemblance to the rest of the car.
- Novelty "wings" and "hood scoops" - often mistaken for NASA project parts or commercial airliner wings affixed to the back, regardless of the front-wheel-drive.
If for some reason, the person has the intelligence enough to open the hood and figure out how to affix any of various aftermarket modifications, the car might also feature:
- Numerous additional chrome pieces ('shiny things') which are illegal in California and don't really do anything.
- Several 'FAILED EMISSIONS' stamps on its title
- $1000-$12,000 in aftermarket parts which make the ...
The word actually comes from the B2/Type 81 sedan Audi sold from 1980 to 1987. It was a four door sports sedan that was offered with quattro all-wheel drive as well as regular front wheel drive. It sold quite well and led the way for the Audi 80/90, and then the Audi A4/S4. It was a comprable car to the BMW 3-series from the same era.
It is now used as an expression meaning to leave a location. It evolved from "we are outta here", to "we are outtie", to "we are audi" as the t's were slurred into d's. To put an original spin (in light of the resurgence of the 1980's nostalgia), "4000" or "5000" was added in light reference to the quintissential 1980's yuppie mobile that was the Audi 4000 and 5000 (the 5000 was slightly larger and more powerful than the 4000).
We are audi 4000!
1. Australian made midsize sedan, also the base for the new Pontiac GTO
People say the new GTO is crap, but it is true to its roots: a sports car based on an existing car(new - monaro, old - tempest)