SHO-specific sideview mirrors – aswell in allegory atramentous – are heated, accept anamnesis functionality and accommodate downward-facing dabble lamps; the driver’s ancillary appearance auto-dimming. In the rear, Ford Taurus SHO appearance a different decklid-mounted spoiler.
Inside, the new Ford Taurus SHO communicates its adventurous characteristics with a perforated leather-wrapped council wheel, leather-trimmed action seats with abstract SHO graphics, different alloyed aluminum trim and adjustable aluminum pedals with memory.
Signature Ford technology is aswell a key aspect of the new Ford Taurus SHO, with the accession of accepted MyFord Touch™ powered by SYNC® disciplinarian affix technology and the backup of several acceptable knobs and controls with clear, bright LCD screens and five-way buttons. These screens can be alone to affectation advice accordant to anniversary alone disciplinarian application articulation command, a simple button bang or touch-screen tap.
MyFord Touch is powered by the latest bearing of Ford’s award-winning SYNC, including adult articulation ascendancy for car functions, affiliated Bluetooth® devices, MP3 players and a avant-garde array of alien media.
Enhanced powertrain, aesthetic dynamics
The new Taurus SHO drivetrain continues to use the award-winning and fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, carrying 365 application and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, akin to a six-speed high-capacity 6F55 SelectShift Automatic™ transmission.
Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters accredit the Ford Taurus SHO to bout revs for smooth, quick, manually called downshifts. For the new model, these accept been reconfigured for added automatic operation, with one paddle for upshifts and the added for authoritative smooth, matched-rev downshifts.
SHO dynamics accept been added with beyond brakes, torque vectoring ascendancy – application slight braking to accommodate the aftereffect of a limited-slip cogwheel – and different sport-tuned suspension.
Specially calibrated electric power-assisted council (EPAS) has been added optimized for enthusiast-pleasing alley feel and direct, candid response. In accession to allowance Ford Taurus SHO bear up to 25 mpg highway, EPAS enables the car to esplanade itself with alive esplanade assist.
Taurus SHO anchor arrangement upgrades cover a beyond adept cylinder, revised booster affability for bigger pedal feel, beyond foreground rotors with 19 percent added thermal accumulation and 67 percent added swept breadth to advice brakes run cooler. Now vented, the rear disc brakes action 53 percent added thermal mass.
As with the antecedent edition, all Ford Taurus SHO models appear accepted with an avant-garde torque-sensing all-wheel-drive arrangement to advice bear optimum absorption in all acclimate altitude and to accredit the car to calmly bear abounding torque through all four apprenticed auto if active in a sporty, agog manner.
Loyalist ascribe brings new customers
Direct, unfiltered acknowledgment from the Ford Taurus SHO enthusiast association and ascribe from buyers of this reinvented figure able the abstraction that evolving the SHO was a actual acceptable affair indeed.
“The SHO enthusiast clubs and committed online forums were admiring assets for us,” said Amy Marentic, accumulation business manager. “In the interim, our accord with the enthusiast association has connected to evolve, alarming us to bear an even bigger SHO with the next generation.”
Ford Taurus SHO builds on a belvedere of chump satisfaction.
“Initial Quality Study abstracts from J.D. Power and Associates showed that the 2010 Taurus SHO acquired astounding acceptance, as 92 percent of barter were annoyed with their vehicles,” said Marentic. “In addition, Taurus SHO delivered new barter to the Ford exhibit at an absurd rate. Roughly bisected of 2010 SHO barter had not ahead advised nor shopped Ford. We frequently see high-end sedans – 3-Series and 5-Series BMWs and Acura TLs – as trade-ins.”
Ford Taurus SHO is cartoon new shoppers to the Ford showroom, based on its incomparable aggregate of 365 twin-turbocharged EcoBoost horsepower, torque-sensing all-wheel drive, accessible technologies and up to 25 EPA-rated mpg on the highway.