2013 Ford Taurus SHO: Introduction
Many moons ago - well, in 1989 - Ford decided that it was time to offer the general public a hotted-up version of its most popular sedan, the Ford Taurus. Enter the Taurus SHO, a vehicle that combined a Yamaha-sourced V-6 with an available manual transmission and a sporty suspension system in order to create a fun-to-drive mid-size family car that would develop a cult following before disappearing from the market at the end of the next decade.
When Ford transformed the most recent edition of the now full-size Ford Taurus from also-ran to segment leader in 2010, it realized that there was room in the lineup to build on nostalgia as well as surprise the public with a version of the car that catered to enthusiasts who couldn't compromise on interior room, comfort or the number of doors they needed in a daily driver. Enter the new Taurus SHO, a vehicle that expands on the original model's high performance mission while also showcasing some of Ford's most recent technological breakthroughs.