Insanely Rare Ford Shogun Hot Hatch Lost In Colorado Fire

For those not aware, an extremely unexpected and exceptionally ferocious wildfire struck eastern Colorado on December 30. Called the Marshall Fire, it only lasted one day but it was fueled by extraordinarily dry conditions as well as driven by hurricane-force winds, inevitably infecting over 6,000 acres. Therefore, over 1,000 homes as well as businesses northwest of Denver were ruined. 2 people remain missing.

The true degree of the damages is still being measured, yet among the ashes is one extremely rare vehicle called a Ford Shogun. What is a Shogun you ask? Momentarily of large insanity back in 1990, a firm in The golden state took seven simple Ford Festiva hatchbacks and packed the 220-horsepower DOHC V6 engine from the Taurus SHO in the rear. For those across the fish pond, visualize a Renault 5 Turbo with a little bit more power.

The Shogun made use of the Taurus SHO’s Mazda-sourced five-speed manual transmission, and also with it situated behind the chauffeur, it turned the rear wheels. A wild body set made accommodations for vast tires, and even with the SHO V6 engine being bone stock, the Shogun might strike 60 mph in under 5 seconds. Mind you, this was in 1990 when a Corvette couldn’t do that, never mind a lowly Festiva. It was a wild suggestion that never ever truly caught on, as just 7 of these unique cars were built. If you have actually seen one, it’s most likely the silver Shogun had by Jay Leno.

Our friend and SHO professional Zach Wright (also known as Heaven Turd) shared news of the Shogun’s fate on Facebook. The automobile was popular by fanatics in the Denver area, with Wright as well as a few commenters on his message sharing pictures of the Shogun in its splendor. According to Denver 7 Information, the vehicle was being kept in a garage by a neighbor of the owner when the firestorm can be found in. The next-door neighbor was safely left by firemans, yet the auto was obviously a failure.

As unfortunate as it is, houses can be reconstructed and also vehicles can be changed. Our ideas are with those going into 2022 having simply lost whatever, and also the two individuals still missing from this catastrophe.