April 20, 2011
New York, New York – The new 2013 Ford Taurus SHO, unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, is the “sportiest Taurus yet to wear the coveted performance badge,” Ford said. The new model combines horsepower, technology and fuel economy to take it to a new level.
“The Taurus SHO has always followed the original formula of stealthy sleeper, and the new model is no exception,” said chief designer Gordon Platto. “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.”
The Taurus SHO features a black mesh grille, series-specific xenon headlamps, a fender-mounted scallop with SHO badge, unique 19-inch or optional 20-inch premium painted wheels, black mirrors and unique deck lid spoiler. Inside, the SHO sports a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed seats with SHO graphics, woven aluminum trim and power-adjustable aluminum pedals.
It continues to use the 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6, delivering 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed high-capacity SelectShift automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddles.