Ford Breaks Out the SHO for 2013
Speed freaks from all around Clinton, IL are heading to Anderson Ford of Clinton, Inc. to check out the latest super charged creation from Ford, the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO. The SHO model is a super tuned version of the four door sedan and has been coming and going for decades.
In 1989 the Ford Taurus SHO was born. Powered by a beefy V8 engine it was no grocery getter. As fuel prices starting to shoot through the roof Ford had to put the SHO in the back burner as many were flocking to more efficient vehicles. 2010 Ford rereleased the SHO in their lineup and for 2013 Ford has made efficiency a priority.
While a base Ford Taurus runs $34,850, extras with SHO's performance package (we'll get to specifications shortly) bring the price up to $41,990. A base engine, Ford's 3.5L V6, produces 285 hp and comes with an MPG Range of 19 city, 29 hwy. SHO's additions include a 3.5L twin-turbo V6, producing 365 hp attached to a 6-speed automatic.
Thanks to all-wheel-drive on the vehicle, Taurus SHO keeps a high MPG rating - EPA estimates place numbers at 17 mpg in the city, and 25 mpg out on the open highway.
"With our test equipment," Automobile Magazine reports, "we recorded a 5.4-second run to 60 mph (without rollout) and a 13.9-second quarter-mile run at 103 mph. The performance package also raises the top speed from 131 mph to 140 mph."1
Performance Package improvements include electric power steering, performance brakes, stiffer suspension, sport modes for stability control, and 20-inch Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires.
Taurus SHO harkens back to a time when gas was under $1.00 a gallon, and sleeper cars ruled dealer lots. Travel back to that period with this performance edition of a Ford classic.