What Happened to the Taurus Monster Truck?

The Taurus Monster Truck was a relatively short-lived truck that was produced by Ford Motor Company from 1986 to 1991. During its five-year production run, the Taurus Monster Truck was one of the most popular and sought-after off-road vehicles on the market.

Design and Features

The Taurus Monster Truck featured a bold, aggressive design that made it stand out from other trucks of its era. It had a boxy body, with a wide stance and an angular front grille.

It was powered by a 4.9L V8 engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Taurus Monster Truck could accelerate from 0-60 mph in just over 7 seconds, making it one of the fastest trucks of its day. It also had an impressive 4WD system that allowed it to tackle any terrain with ease.

Success on the Track

During its short production run, the Taurus Monster Truck became a dominant force in off-road racing circles. Its powerful engine and rugged design allowed it to easily tackle difficult terrain and climb steep hills with ease.

It won numerous races during its time on the track, including the prestigious Baja 1000 in 1988. This success helped cement its reputation as one of the best off-road vehicles ever produced by Ford Motor Company.


Unfortunately, the Taurus Monster Truck’s success was short lived due to increasing competition in the off-road market at the time. As other manufacturers released newer and more powerful trucks, sales of the Taurus began to decline until production ceased in 1991. Despite this setback, many fans still look back fondly at this classic truck for its performance and style on and off the track.

The Ford Taurus Monster Truck was an iconic vehicle that enjoyed great success during its five year production run from 1986 to 1991 before ultimately being discontinued due to increasing competition in the off-road market at that time. Though no longer available for purchase, many fans still remember fondly how it dominated races during its time on the track as well as for its bold design features which set it apart from other trucks at that time.

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James Gardner