Sportiest Ford Taurus SHO So Far Gets New, Enhanced Dynamics, Bigger Brakes and Performance-Inspired Design

Posted on 20. Apr, 2011 by in Ford Canada

The sportiest Taurus nonetheless to wear a acclaimed Super High Output badge, a SHO offers 365 hp, a extended torque band, all-wheel drive, while delivering 25 EPA-rated highway mpg
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  • New Ford Taurus SHO sedan is sportiest denote nonetheless to wear SHO badge, charity unique, performance-inspired pattern and highway manners to match
  • Improved pushing dynamics, incomparable brakes, torque vectoring control and specifically calibrated electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) broach higher performance
  • Taurus SHO Performance Package adds new brakes, 20-inch wheels with summer opening tires and extended heavy-duty cooling complement for some-more critical driving

NEW YORK, Apr 19, 2011 The new Ford Taurus SHO is a sportiest Taurus nonetheless to wear a desired opening badge. With a singular mix of a award-winning, fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine, extended pushing dynamics and performance-inspired design, a new Taurus SHO shows it means business. An rare multiple of horsepower, record and fuel economy takes this acclaimed sporting sedan to a whole new level.

The Taurus SHO has always followed a strange regulation of cat-like sleeper, and a new denote is no exception, pronounced Gordon Platto, arch designer. We wanted to keep a subtle, understated, nonetheless sporty elegance, though during a same time we knew it was time to even some-more entirely compute a Super High Output denote from other Taurus array models.

Inspired by SHO buyers and bar enthusiasts, a pattern organisation knew only what to do.

Listening to SHO buyers and enthusiasts speedy us to strengthen a pattern and a pushing peculiarity for a new 2013 model, pronounced Platto. For us, this was a transparent denote that SHO business have ardent feelings about aesthetics and pattern as good as performance.

Distinctive design, signature technology
For a new Ford Taurus SHO, pointed split from a other members of a Taurus family starts adult front, with a performance-inspired grille in black filigree singular to a SHO flanked by series-specific high-intensity liberate headlamps. Behind a front circle openings, a fender-mounted scallop contains a pointed SHO badge.

Unique 19-inch reward embellished wheels wearing customary P255/45VR-19 all-season tires fill out a openings, giving SHO a muscular, jaunty look. Buyers can select 20-inch machined and embellished wheels.

SHO-specific sideview mirrors also in resisting black are heated, have memory functionality and enclose downward-facing reservoir lamps; a drivers side facilities auto-dimming. In a rear, Taurus SHO facilities a singular decklid-mounted spoiler.

Inside, a new Taurus SHO communicates a sporty characteristics with a seperated leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed competition seats with festooned SHO graphics, singular woven aluminum trim and tractable aluminum pedals with memory.

Signature Ford record is also a pivotal charge of a new Taurus SHO, with a serve of customary MyFord Touch powered by SYNC motorist bond record and a deputy of several normal knobs and controls with clear, colorful LCD screens and five-way buttons. These screens can be personalized to arrangement information applicable to any particular motorist regulating voice command, a elementary symbol click or touch-screen tap.

MyFord Touch is powered by a latest era of Fords award-winning SYNC, including worldly voice control for automobile functions, connected Bluetooth devices, MP3 players and a far-reaching accumulation of outmost media.

Enhanced powertrain, polished dynamics
The new Taurus SHO drivetrain continues to use a award-winning and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, delivering 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, corresponding to a six-speed high-capacity 6F55 SelectShift Automatic transmission.

Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters capacitate a Taurus SHO to compare revs for smooth, quick, manually comparison downshifts. For a new model, these have been reconfigured for some-more discerning operation, with one paddle for upshifts and a other for creation smooth, matched-rev downshifts.

SHO dynamics have been extended with incomparable brakes, torque vectoring control regulating slight braking to yield a outcome of a limited-slip differential and singular sport-tuned suspension.

Specially calibrated electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) has been serve optimized for enthusiast-pleasing highway feel and direct, communicative response. In serve to assisting Taurus SHO broach adult to 25 mpg highway, EPAS enables a automobile to park itself with active park assist.

Taurus SHO stop complement upgrades embody a incomparable master cylinder, revised upholder tuning for softened pedal feel, incomparable front rotors with 19 percent some-more thermal mass and 67 percent some-more swept area to assistance brakes run cooler. Now vented, a back front brakes offer 53 percent some-more thermal mass.

As with a prior edition, all Taurus SHO models come customary with an modernized torque-sensing all-wheel-drive complement to assistance broach best traction in all continue conditions and to capacitate a automobile to well broach plenty torque by all 4 driven wheels when pushing in a sporty, eager manner.

Loyalist submit brings new business
Direct, unfiltered feedback from a Taurus SHO fan village and submit from buyers of this reinvented idol reinforced a thought that elaborating a SHO was a really good thing indeed.

The SHO fan clubs and dedicated online forums were understanding resources for us, pronounced Amy Marentic, organisation selling manager. In a interim, a attribute with a fan village has continued to evolve, moving us to broach an even improved SHO with a subsequent generation.

SHO builds on a height of patron satisfaction.

Initial Quality Study information from J.D. Power and Associates showed that a 2010 Taurus SHO gained unusual acceptance, as 92 percent of business were confident with their vehicles, pronounced Marentic. In addition, Taurus SHO delivered new business to a Ford salon during an implausible rate. Roughly half of 2010 SHO business had not formerly deliberate nor shopped Ford. We frequently see high-end sedans 3- and 5-Series BMWs and Acura TLs as trade-ins.

Taurus SHO is sketch new shoppers to a Ford showroom, formed on a unmatched multiple of 365 twin-turbocharged EcoBoost horsepower, torque-sensing all-wheel drive, accessible technologies and adult to 25 EPA-rated mpg on a highway.

SHO Performance Package
For cultured automotive opening enthusiasts perfectionist a ultimate in uncompromised dynamics and response, a 2013 Taurus SHO offers a new Performance Package that is engineered to broach larger doing responsiveness, energy and continuance underneath some-more sporting pushing conditions.

The SHO Performance Package includes:

  • Package-specific sport-tuned cessation with singular dampers and springs
  • Performance stop pads and singular track-tuned calipers
  • Recalibrated EPAS
  • Electronic Stability Control lane mode with loyal off
  • 3.16 to 1 final expostulate ratio for extended off-the-line acceleration
  • Enhanced extreme-duty cooling system
  • 20-inch machined and embellished wheels
  • 245/YR20 opening summer-compound tires

The new Taurus SHO will be constructed during Fords Chicago Assembly Plant.

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