Yes, it’s possible for a supercar to be slower than a Taurus, but there’s got a be a catch, right? Well, it’s Ford Taurus SHO we’re talking about here. Although Taurus SHO is one mean and powerful full-size sedan, you’d still expect a supercar to beat one without too much fuss – especially considering Taurus’ size. Well, this might come as a surprise, but some supercars back in the day were much slower than Blue Oval’s modern-day flagship sedan.
While we’re waiting for 2016 Ford Taurus SHO’s official figures, 2013 year model was able to achieve 60 mph from standstill in 5.1 seconds thanks to 365-horsepower twin-turbo 3.5L V6 mill and automatic gearbox, no less. Most modern supercars can push up to the 60 mph mark in less than 4 seconds, while some of them are even faster. However, as mentioned above, there were more than a few examples of supercars failing to perform at expected level. More importantly, they have all failed to beat Ford Taurus’ sprint time – sprint time of a car costing 10 times less than some of them. Click next in order to find out which supercars we’re talking about.
Maserati Ghibli I
We’re starting off with first generation Ghibli which was a grand tourer back in the day. It didn’t exactly have a supercar demeanor you’d expect of today’s cars, and certainly didn’t have the flair present in modern Ghiblis. However, capable 250-horsepower V8 and pop-up headlamps are enough for us. That and it was able to hit 155 mph which was a fine accomplishment for the sixties. Taurus, however, would have easily beaten it had it been built back in the day since Ghibli couldn’t reach 60 mph in less than 6.8 seconds. Not exactly bragging figure, especially for a supercar. After all, Toyota Sienna was just a tad bit slower some 10 years ago, and Sienna is an MPV.