Blue Turd: Zach Wright’s One-Of-A-Kind 1,000 HP Ford Taurus SHO
Kennesaw, Georgia’s Zach Wright is used to having the car everyone pokes fun at. At the age of 16, he purchased his first car for a princely sum of $950: a four-door 1995 Ford Taurus SHO. Sure, it was an SHO (Super High Output, Ford’s nomenclature for high-performance variants of the Taurus), but it was nevertheless a bright blue, four-door that was well beyond its prime of even serving soccer-mom duty by the time Zach reached high school in the late-2000s. And so, it earned the moniker, the Blue Turd, from Zach’s friends and classmates.
“Everyone in high school made fun of it and called it a piece of sh#t, so I just rolled with it. I told them, ‘you can call it a turd all you want, but none of your Fox-body Mustangs are beating it’ ” he says.
Poke fun they did, and silence them he did.