17 Fusion Sport

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  1. V6&V8SHO

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    Used to have a 93 SHO, 97 SHO, and a 12 fusion sport over the years. This is my daily car.

    Mods were:
    Ultimate performance intercooler
    livernois 100 octane tune (used for the runs - daily on the 93 tune)
    Drop in AFE filter

    Timeslip and video of run below below. I launched it at around 2000rpm and rolled into the throttle. Very smooth. My other runs were a 12.7 and 12.8.

    Great Lakes Dragway Union Grove, WI
    47F I believe. 11:18am. ( couldn’t get the da calculator to show me the time.)


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    you found the 100 octane locally or added race gas concentrate or ...? Very well done!
     
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    We have a speedway gas station about 15mi away that has Sunoco gt260 100 octane. I used to use it for my Cobra before I switched it to E85. Rare to find 100 at the pump these days.
     
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    good deal :thumb:
     
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    Almost as surprising that you even own a Fusion Sport. Ford, and the dealers, seemed to do their best to keep them a secret!
     
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    Nice hole shot on that Mustang!
     
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    Wonder what tires he has...
     
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    The factory 235/40/19 continental contiprocontact all seasons.
     
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    Larry has one too. We most likely own the only 2 within northern IL. I rarely ever see one.
     
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    Is the sport fwd or awd?
     
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    awd
     
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    So like a mini SHO....hmmm
     
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  13. RonPorter

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    We've discussed this for years.....

    The Fusion is really the size of the original Taurus (and SHO).

    Today's Taurus should have been the new Crown Victoria, and the Fusion should have been the Taurus. The Fusion would have made a better SHO.
     
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    I agree, the fusion would have made a bit more sense for a performance AWD sedan since it’s a few hundred pounds lighter without sacrificing much interior space.

    That being said I think the SHO kept up with the times in terms of size. Yes it’s a bit larger than the first few generations but look at the Fox body 5.0 mustangs compared to the 5.0s today. They about twice the size. The Taurus simply got bigger with time just like the rest of Ford’s vehicles.

    I haven’t been in a first gen SHO in close to a decade but compared to standard sedans from the early 90s, it was still a fairly large car. Just a different point of view. I absolutely love the trunk space in my 2015.


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    But the Taurus was the midsized car for years, with the CV the "big" car.

    Trunk in the Fusion is not too shabby!

    Actually, the newer Mustangs really aren't that much bigger than the old Fox bodies. Ford has done an outstanding job of keeping the Mustang "look" after all these years.

    Unlike the Government Motors up the street with their pony car.
     
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    They may be the only one left in a few years. Bailout or not.
     
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    I dunno. I believe that, if any one Detroit car mfr survives, it will be Ford. They occupy a different space with the family involvement. There's some GM people in one of my circles, who have worked for GM for awhile. They have critically remarked that GM is working on its 2nd bankruptcy.
     
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