The cool factor surrounding station wagons has waxed and waned over the decades. Wagons like the Chevy Nomad and the fabled Woodies of yesteryear have been on the cool radar for some time, although America’s affair with the wagon was definitely derailed by the onset of the SUV. Crossovers are the new “hot” thing, bringing station wagons back into the spotlight. GM is planning a CTS-V wagon of its own. But what if Ford jumped on the bandwagon?

This rendered speculation of an SHO wagon comes from Autoblog via designer Josiah Lacolla’s website.

Picture: Josiah Lacolla

This is an excellent speculation, and we’re hoping someone over at Ford is looking too. Unlike previous iterations of the Taurus, there is currently no station wagon model available. The Taurus-X, which was actually just a renamed Freestyle, was quite a popular motor before it was discontinued in favor of the new platform Taurus. Josiah is no stranger to design, having rendered a C7 Corvette for Automobile Magazine and having had two cars on display at two consecutive SEMA shows.

In many ways the current Taurus lends itself to a wagon. It is a huge, heavy car already, and could probably fit quite a bit of cargo in that rendered rear end. With the 3.5 liter 365 horsepower EcoBoost engine, it would also make driving the kids to soccer practice a lot more entertaining. There is plenty of competition in the wagon market already, and the CTS-V wagon will likely make almost 200 horsepower more than an SHO wagon, if Ford ever made it. Maybe the new Mustang 5.0 V8 instead? We won’t hold our breath, but Ford, if you’re listening…you need to build a SHO wagon!

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