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2013 Ford Taurus SHO Review

The new Ford Taurus SHO Taurus is the sporty yet to wear the coveted badge completion. With its unique blend of award-winning products, fuel-efficient EcoBoost � engine, enhanced driving dynamics and performance inspired design shows the new Ford Taurus SHO that means business. An unprecedented combination of power, technology and fuel economy make this acclaimed sport sedan to a whole new level.

"Taurus SHO has always adhered to the original formula for stealthy sleeper, and the new model is no exception," said Gordon Platto, chief designer. "We wanted to keep it subtle, discreet, yet sporting elegance, but we knew that it was time for the differentiation of Super model even higher production of other models of the Taurus. "

Inspired by the buyers and enthusiasts SHO club, the design team knew exactly what to do.
 


"To listen to buyers and enthusiasts SHO invited us to strengthen the design and driving characteristics for the new model for 2013," said Platto. "For us this was a clear indication that customers are feeling SHO passionate about aesthetics and design and performance. "

Distinctive design, signature technology

For the new Ford Taurus SHO begins a subtle differentiation of other family members Taurus in front, with a grille inspired by the performance, black mesh - single SHO - flanked by specific sets high intensity discharge headlamps. Behind the front wheel openings, including a wing mounted a subtle scallop SHO badge.

Unique 19-inch wheels premium painted wear all season standard P255/45VR-19 fill openings that give the Ford Taurus SHO muscular, athletic look. Buyers can choose between 20-inch wheels machined and painted.

SHO-specific side mirrors - there are in contrast to black - is heated, it is the function of memory and includes a downward looking puddle lamps, auto-dimming driver's side features. At the rear, the Ford Taurus SHO is a unique decklid spoiler installed.

Inside, the new Ford Taurus SHO communicates with a sporty character, with a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped sport seats with embroidered graphics SHO, single aluminum woven with aluminum finish and adjustable pedals with memory.
 


Ford signature technique is also characterized by a new Ford Taurus SHO, in addition to standard MyFord Touch � technology-Sync � combines the control and the replacement of many traditional knobs and controls with clear, colorful liquid crystal display and five buttons directional. These display screens of information can be customized for each driver using a voice command, a button or touch screen.

MyFord Touch is powered by the new generation of award-winning Ford SYNC, including advanced voice command functions for the vehicle connected Bluetooth � devices, MP3 players and a wide range of external media.
 


Improved powertrain, refined dynamics

The new Taurus SHO transmission continues using the award-winning, fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 offering 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a six-speed transmission SelectShift high capacity automatic 6F55 �.

Levers mounted on the steering wheel allows the Ford Taurus SHO to match the system downshifts smoother, faster, select Manual. For the new model, which have been reconfigured to a more intuitive, with a paddle-shift upward and the other for smooth, rev-matched downshifts.

SHO dynamics have been improved larger brakes, torque vectoring control - with a small braking effect to a limited slip differential - and a unique sport-tuned suspension.

In particular, the calibrated electric steering (EPAS) is further optimized for the fans-catching way to feel and direct response communication. In addition to helping the Ford Taurus SHO to produce up to 25 mpg highway, EPAS allows you to park the car itself is an active service area.
 


Taurus SHO braking system improvements including a larger master cylinder, booster fit revised for better pedal feel, with front rotors over 19 percent more thermal mass and 67 percent more space to help sweep The brakes are hot. Now rear ventilated disc brakes offer more than 53 percent of the thermal mass.

As with the previous edition, all the Ford Taurus SHO models feature an advanced torque-sensing, all-wheel-drive system delivers optimal traction in all weather conditions and allows the vehicle effectively provides a lot of torque in all four the drive wheels when the vehicle a sporty, enthusiastic manner.

Enter loyalists brings new customers

Direct, unfiltered feedback from the community and Ford Taurus SHO enthusiast buyers entering this icon reinvented reinforced the idea that the development of the SHO was a very good thing indeed.

"The fans SHO clubs and forums dedicated online support resources have been for us," said Amy Marentic, group marketing manager. "Meanwhile, our relationship with the enthusiast community has continued to evolve, inspire us to provide better SHO with the next generation."

Ford Taurus SHO platform based on customer satisfaction.
 


"The data quality of the initial study by JD Power and Associates showed that the 2010 Taurus SHO gained wide acceptance, since 92 percent of clients were satisfied with their vehicles," said Marentic. "In addition, new Taurus SHO delivery customers to Ford showroom at an incredible rate about half of the clients had not considered or purchases SHO 2010 Ford often see high-end sedans -.. 3-Series and 5 Series BMW and Acura TLS -. As part of the payment "

Ford Taurus SHO Ford attract new customers to the showroom, which is based on the unmatched combination of 365 horsepower twin-turbo EcoBoost, the torque-sensing four-wheel drive, available technologies, as well as the EPA-rated 25 mpg highway.
 


SHO Performance Group

For performance car enthusiasts demanding demanding the ultimate in the dynamics of compromise and response, provides the 2013 Taurus SHO, a new Performance Package, which is designed to provide more responsive handling, power and durability according to a sportier driving.

SHO performance group includes:
 


Package-specific suspension calibration with sport shocks and springs unique

Performance brake pads and calipers calibrated single track

EPAS recalibrated

E-track mode with real stability control

3.16 to 1 final drive for improvement off the line acceleration

Improved cooling system have far-

20-inch wheels machined and painted

245/YR20 performance tires for summer
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