2013 Ford Taurus SHO is the sportiest model Bary but has not used performance too coveted. With a bit of a mixture of uni from the engine, award-winning fuel-efficient EcoBoost, improved driving dynamics and design inspired from the performance, the 2013 Ford Taurus Sho show all it could mean. The combination of horsepower unprecedented, technology and fuel economy have been carried by this car.
“The Taurus SHO has always followed the original formula of stealthy sleeper, and the new model is no exception,” said Gordon Platto, chief designer. “We wanted to keep the subtle, understated, yet sporty elegance, but at the same time we knew it was time to even more fully differentiate the Super High Output model from other Taurus series models.”
“Listening to SHO buyers and enthusiasts encouraged us to strengthen the design and the driving quality for the new 2013 model,” said Platto. “For us, this was a clear indication that SHO customers have passionate feelings about aesthetics and design as well as performance.”
For the new Ford Taurus SHO, subtle differentiation from the other members of the Taurus family starts up front, with a performance-inspired grille in black mesh – unique to the SHO – flanked by series-specific high-intensity discharge headlamps. Behind the front wheel openings, a fender-mounted scallop contains a subtle SHO badge.
Unique 19-inch premium painted wheels wearing standard P255/45VR-19 all-season tires fill out the openings, giving SHO a muscular, athletic look. Buyers can choose 20-inch machined and painted wheels.
SHO-specific sideview mirrors – also in contrasting black – are heated, have memory functionality and contain downward-facing puddle lamps; the driver’s side features auto-dimming. In the rear, Taurus SHO features a unique decklid-mounted spoiler.
The new Taurus SHO communicates its sporty characteristics with a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed sport seats with embroidered SHO graphics, unique woven aluminum trim and adjustable aluminum pedals with memory.
Signature Ford technology is also a key attribute of the new Taurus SHO, with the addition of standard MyFord Touch™ powered by SYNC® driver connect technology and the replacement of several traditional knobs and controls with clear, colorful LCD screens and five-way buttons. These screens can be personalized to display information relevant to each individual driver using voice command, a simple button click or touch-screen tap.
MyFord Touch is powered by the latest generation of Ford’s award-winning SYNC, including sophisticated voice control for vehicle functions, connected Bluetooth® devices, MP3 players and a wide variety of external media
The SHO Performance Package includes:
- Package-specific sport-tuned suspension with unique dampers and springs
- Performance brake pads and unique track-tuned calipers
- Recalibrated EPAS
- Electronic Stability Control track mode with true off
- 3.16 to 1 final drive ratio for enhanced off-the-line acceleration
- Enhanced extreme-duty cooling system
- 20-inch machined and painted wheels
- 245/YR20 performance summer-compound tires