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08-26-2010, 01:32 PM
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Ford (http://www.autoblog.com/make/ford) is hosting a round-the-world trip in its new Fiesta (http://www.autoblog.com/model/fiesta), and somehow that led Motor Trend to visit Jay Leno's Garage and have a look at his '80s-era Ford Festiva Shogun. There's no way a bog-standard 63-horsepower runabout could last longer than a fruit fly in Jay's garage, so this one does its best impression of a Renault 5 Turbo down to the engine in the rear and the blistered arches and vents.

For those who don't know what a Shogun is exactly, it's the perfect marriage of a Taurus SHO's original 3.0-liter Yamaha V6 and a Ford Festiva. You take the motor and drivetrain from the Taurus SHO and place it front-to-back in the Festiva, then season to taste with wheels and body kit. Leno's Shogun is also boosted by nitrous oxide for a total of about 300 horsepower, which is pretty good for a Korean-built subcompact from 1989.

Leno cites two compelling reasons for the Shogun: "Because there are certain parts of the world where people are going to chase you," and "I live in a hilly area." Of course, Jay, of course. Follow the jump (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/26/video-whos-got-a-300-horsepower-ford-festiva-shogun-jay-leno/#continued) for the Shogun's story.

[Source: Motor Trend (http://blogs.motortrend.com/6706239/miscellaneous/a-300-horsepower-nitrous-injected-ford-festiva-yep-jay-leno-has-one/index.html)]Continue reading Video: Who's got a 300-horsepower Ford Festiva Shogun? Jay Leno, who else? (http://www.autoblog.com/2010/08/26/video-whos-got-a-300-horsepower-ford-festiva-shogun-jay-leno/)
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