It is hard to believe that Ford doesn't offer a high performance/Sport model or at least a package for the Taurus. Ford is very active in Nascar with the Taurus but doesn't follow through with this racing heritage and offer to the public a high perfomance Taurus. I am in the market to buy one, but am forced to buy a Dodge Intrepid R/T or a Pontiac Bonneville SSEi. Come-on Ford, I am a loyal fan but you force me to look elsewhere. The Taurus is available in 4 trim levels......BUT NO ENTHUSIAST MODEL. Why not just re-name the Taurus "Little Crown Victoria". it appeals to the same age demographic! Very frustrated............! ! !