they're sleeper cars, Super High Output is what the SHO stands for.
The first generation weighed in at 3380lbs curb, came with a 3.0L V6 and put down 220hp @ 6200RPM with 200lb/ft of torque at 4800RPM. oh, they were manual transmission too with a final drive of 3.74 and a first gear of 3.21 good till redline (which puts you at 44mph in first gear).
that's 2401.08 lb/ft of torque after gear reduction in first gear.
the last generation (so far 1999 and up) comes in at 3440lbs curb, built with a stocky 3.4L DOHC V8 engine and a 4 speed auto. power is 235hp @ 6100rpm and 230lb/ft at 4800rpm with a redline at 6800 rpm. CR is 10:1 and they run on 91 octane.
Oh, tires are P255/55ZRx16's in the latest generation. Z's are good for someodd 180mph+ IIRC.
The car can do 145mph+
sleeper indeed, but I'd never own one; they still break like a ford - rapidly and without warning.