The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO is designed more subtle than the family members of Taurus. This car is powered by a performance-inspired grille in black mesh – unique to the SHO – flanked by series-specific high-intensity discharge headlamps. Section front wheel openings, a fender-mounted scallop contains a subtle SHO badge. Unique 19-inch premium painted wheels using standard P255/45VR-19 all-season tires fill out the openings, providing Ford Taurus SHO looks more athletic. Purchasers can also choose 20-inch engine and painted wheels.
The new 2013 Ford Taurus SHO has a sporty characteristics with perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed sport seats with embroidered SHO graphics, unique woven aluminum trim and adjustable aluminum pedals with memory. Ford signature technology is a key attribute of the new Ford Taurus SHO, with the addition of MyFord Touch powered by SYNC driver connect technology and the replacement of traditional buttons and controls, color LCD screen and five-way button. This screen can be set to display the appropriate information for each driver to use voice commands, click button or touch screen presses. MyFord Touch is supported by the new generation of Ford’s award-winning SYNC, including advance voice control for vehicle functions, connected Bluetooth devices, MP3 players and various of external media.
The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO uses the award-winning and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, giving 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed high-capacity 6F55 SelectShift Automatic transmission. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters enable the Ford Taurus SHO to match revs for smooth, quick, manually selected downshifts. For the new model, these have been reconfigured for more intuitive operation, with one paddle for upshifts and the other for making smooth, matched-rev downshifts. 2013 Ford Taurus SHO models come standard with an advanced torque-sensing all-wheel-drive system to help deliver optimum traction in all weather conditions and to enable the vehicle to efficiently deliver ample torque through all four driven wheels when driving in a sporty, enthusiastic manner.
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