2013 Ford Taurus SHO: aggressive new styling meets twin turbo awesomeness
The modern Ford Taurus SHO stormed onto the scene in 2010 with the first high performance application of the Ford EcoBoost technology offered in the US market. With 365 horsepower and 350lb-ft of torque, the SHO was an instant hit in the full sized performance sedan market with an intelligent all wheel drive system that makes the SHO as much of a fantastic winter vehicle as it is a summer street racer. The changes to the 2013 model year Taurus SHO are predominantly physical but that is in no way a bad thing as the EcoBoost’d Ford is easily one of the most entertaining full sized sedans available on the US market today.
2013 is technically the fourth model year for the modern Ford Taurus SHO and compared to the 2010-2012 SHO, the 2013 model is most noticeably different on the outside. Across the front end, the 2013 SHO wears a black mesh grille that is specific to the SHO models and black headlight around the standard projection units. One of the few complaints about the previous generation SHO was that the front end didn’t stand out enough against the non-performance models. This new grille area along is so vastly different from the other models that there is no question that this is not your run of the mill Taurus sedan.