. . . . We won't need a parachute to our first year's speed goal.
We'll be using a modified engine and transaxle from a 1990 Taurus SHO to power the wagon. . . . .
Current record for F/GC is 162.274 set by Don McMeekin at Speedweek. (assuming it will be the new official record) That speed is still less than the 175 mph Reguirement for a chute.
To be a Gas Coupe you need to have an engine swap where you have an engine not offered in that year and model car. Since the SHO engine was not offered in the wagon I would guess
that it would be considered an engine swap. You might want to confirm that with a real, live, card-carrying SCTA official. I've been wrong before