front-wheel-drive cars might not be the most logical choice for the drag strip, but as we've seen time and time again, there are plenty of formidable front-drivers that dominate at the drag strip. this ford taurus sho is no exception.
the 1320video youtube caught up with zach, owner and driver of what is arguably the most extreme taurus on the planet. it has a yamaha v-6 engine with high-strength internals paired with a 72-mm precision turbocharger, getting power to the front wheels via a five-speed h-pattern manual gearbox. thanks to an intake mounted where the passenger's-side headlight used to be and a custom two-piece manifold, it's said to make 1000 horsepower, which is a whole lot.
zach was able to run a best time of 9.65 seconds in the quarter-mile at 160 mph at the street car takeover event that took place at bandimere speedway in denver this past july, reaching his goal of breaking into the nines. we have a feeling he'll only get quicker from here.