26. Ford Taurus SHO
The SHO, which stands for Super High Output, was a performance model in the Taurus lineup that featured a Yamaha-sourced 3.0-liter high revving V6 with 220 HP. Today, this doesn’t sound like a lot, but for 1989, it was a lofty figure. And the performance was outstanding with just 6.7 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph.
This was the first truly modern American sedan that ditched the heavy ladder-type chassis and big engines. Instead, it went in a different direction with a sleek and aerodynamic body, new technology and front-wheel drive.