I know some Dodge Caravan's got a hemi, but I had NO idea Ford ever contemplated an SHO version of the dreariest minivan they ever produced. Oh wait, that was the Aerostar. The Windstar was what it was.
But the lone performance-enhanced, Windstar SHO concept car, dubbed the Shostar [SHOstar?] was what it could have been. Based on a second-generation Windstar [1999-2003], the SHOstar debuted at the Detroit Auto Show. It had the SHO Taurus's 220-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 engine and 5-speed gearbox transplanted straight in. The reconfigured nose and ground effects were suprisingly subtle. [Ironically, the tackiest feature-- a fiber optically enhanced grille & backlit blue oval--is also the only thing that got close to production. Thanks, JC Whitney!]
SHOstar [drivingenthusiast via jalopnik]
Motor Trend 1995? Is that when the SHOstar turned up? [motortrend]
No mention of the SHOstar: Ford Windstar [wikipedia]
Previously: SHO me the Ford Taurus Wagon, Baby!