As expected, the 2011 New York Auto Show also saw the premiere of the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO (you can also check the 2013 Ford Taurus). And now the big surprise: there is no power increase, as the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine still delivers 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, and it is mated to a six-speed high-capacity 6F55 SelectShift Automatic transmission. The driver can also select gears via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Still, there are some good news regarding the 2013 Taurus SHO as the car received larger brakes, torque vectoring control as well as a unique sport-tuned suspension. Moreover, the 2013 Taurus SHO comes as standard with an advanced torque-sensing all-wheel-drive system in order to help you receive optimum traction in all weather conditions.
Regarding the design, the 2013 model year Taurus SHO comes with a performance-inspired grille in black mesh, high-intensity discharge headlamps, SHO badge found in fender-mounted scallop, 19-inch premium painted wheels wrapped in P255/45VR-19 all-season tires (20-inch machined and painted wheels are available as an option).
In addition, the 2013 Taurus SHO features specific sideview mirrors, while the interior receives the perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed sport seats with embroidered SHO graphics, unique woven aluminum trim and adjustable aluminum pedals with memory. Furthermore, we find the MyFord Touch powered by SYNC driver connect technology replacing traditional buttons.