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2013 Ford Taurus SHO

The Most Fun You Can Have In A Full-Size, All-Weather American The American full-size segment isn't an overly welcoming place for those of us who worship at the altar of skinny-pedal antics. While European automakers are happy to deliver their customers a raft of monolithic luxury barges with Saturn V levels of thrust, We The People have been largely left with coma-inducing hardware like the Cadillac DTS, Chevrolet Impala and Lincoln MKS. Meanwhile, bruisers like the Mercedes-Benz E550 4Matic, BMW 550i xDrive and Audi A6 all boast all-wheel drive capability with sports-car besting... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Twin-Turbo 3.5L V6
Power:
365 HP / 360 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic
MSRP:
$46,075 as tested
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    Official: Hennessey unleashes 445-hp Ford Taurus SHO [w/video]
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    There's plenty to love about the madness that goes on at Hennessey Performance, but for us, it's the fact that the company has no loyalty to any brand or nameplate. If it's quick, it flies at Hennessey. The team recently turned their attention toward squeezing a bit more thrust from the latest-generation Ford Taurus SHO, and the result is the MaxBoost ...

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    Video: Ford Taurus SHO to feature in Men In Black 3
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    The Men in Black duo have upgraded their machinery for the third installment of the franchise, adding traffic-crushing monocycles, jet packs and a blacked-out Ford Taurus SHO to their transportation arsenal. Ford is making the most of its hottest full-size sedan joining one of the summer's hottest blockbusters, airing a 30-second spot with footage from ...

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    Video: Ford Taurus SHO Performance Package adds track day bite
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    Ford has made a Performance Package available for the the 2013 Taurus SHO, promising "uncompromised response, road-holding and durability." There's no extra horsepower added to proceedings, but parts like the firmer suspension springs and dampers, upgraded cooling system, high-performance brake pads and stability control that can be turned completely off ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
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    The Most Fun You Can Have In A Full-Size, All-Weather American The American full-size segment isn't an overly welcoming place for those of us who worship at the altar of skinny-pedal antics. While European automakers are happy to deliver their customers a raft of monolithic luxury barges with Saturn V levels of thrust, We The People have been largely ...

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    Video: Ford straps engineers in 2013 Taurus SHO with Carl Edwards, hilarity ensues
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    Ford put nine of its own engineers inside of a new car they helped create, the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO, so they could experience its capabilities for themselves. Nothing out of the ordinary there, but Ford also thoughtfully put NASCAR driver Carl Edwards in the driver's seat, and it turns out that the boffins didn't realize how capable their car was until ...

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    Ford Police Interceptor line gets official EPA fuel economy ratings
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    Police forces didn't care much about fuel economy back in the early days of the Ford Crown Victoria, but these days, efficiency is front and center for cash-strapped municipalities. The cost of fuel keeps rising and cities continue to cut their budgets, so one or two miles per gallon might make the difference for a city deciding between a fleet of Ford's ...

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    Official: Ford Police Interceptor line gets official EPA fuel economy ratings
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    Police forces didn't care much about fuel economy back in the early days of the Ford Crown Victoria, but these days, efficiency is front and center for cash-strapped municipalities. The cost of fuel keeps rising and cities continue to cut their budgets, so one or two miles per gallon might make the difference for a city deciding between a fleet of Ford's ...

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    Report: 2013 Ford Taurus SHO gets $1,045 price increase
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    Ford has announced pricing for the refreshed 2013 Taurus SHO, and buyers can look forward to paying a little more for the big performance sedan. Inside Line reports the price has inched up to $39,995 including destination, or $1,045 more than the 2012 model. As before, that kind of cash will buy you a turbocharged, direct-injection Ecoboost 3.5-liter V6 ...

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    Video: UPS truck gets SHO transplant, flame job
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    When it comes to getting packages where they're going, few crews are more on point than the team at UPS. Whether it's across the state or around the world, Brown gets your gear where it's going with a quickness. The company has used a fleet of proprietary delivery trucks since 1966, but judging from what American Trucker just discovered, someone's been ...

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    New York 2011: 2013 Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO bow in the Big Apple
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    The current Ford Taurus may only be two years old, but the Blue Oval folks haven't wasted any time enhancing its design, powertrains and levels of content. The 2013 model year mid-cycle refresh encompasses more aggressive styling tweaks for both the base Taurus and high-end SHO, and Ford's executives aren't afraid to admit that they've used the Audi A6 ...

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    2013 Ford Taurus SHO looks better, but no bump in power [w/video]
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    Those of you hoping for a 400-horsepower Ford Taurus SHO are about to be severely disappointed. The 2013 Taurus SHO will continue to produce 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque from its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Sure, that's still plenty of oomph for the SHO, but with rumors of a higher-output version now dashed, all we can say is, "shucks." Let's ...

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    Spy Shots: 2012 Ford Taurus SHO spotted in the wild - are there 400 horses underhood?
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    Our elite squad of spy photographers has managed to nab a few photos of the 2012 Ford Taurus SHO splashing through the rain. Word on the street is that Ford has a few aesthetic changes for the sedan in the pipes as well as a serious boost in power. Steve Ling, the company's North American car marketing manager, recently dropped a big-fat hint that the ...

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    SEMA 2010: Ford Taurus SHOx prescribed for power, side effects include bleeding ears
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    Rick Bottom Designs was given the keys to a 2011 Ford Taurus SHO and the custom car builder decided it wanted to hear more from the Blue Oval sedan. The 365-horsepower EcoBoost V6 has been bumped up by a Hahn Racecraft Stage 1 upgrade package, meaning this SHO is now putting out 465 hp. Re-christened as the SHOx, further modifications include a ...

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    Video: Conan O'Brien turns stuntman, pilots explosive '69 Dodge Dart
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    Conan O'Brien is getting ready to launch his new late-night talk show. "Conan" premieres November 8th at 11pm on TBS. He wants to show everyone just how bad-ass this new television show will be. Ditching his beloved 1992 Ford Taurus SHO, O'Brien jumps behind the wheel of a '69 Dodge Dart that is pointed straight at a cliff. He ups the stunt-ante by ...

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    Spy Shots: More evidence of 400-hp Taurus SHO?
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    When we reported last month that Ford may push the Taurus SHO up to 400 horsepower, it caused quite a stir in the comments. Speaking at the annual SHO Convention held this year in Dearborn, Steve Ling, Ford's North American car marketing manager told us, "365 horsepower is good. 400 is better." Words are one thing, but new spy shots from ace photog Brenda ...

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    Ford hints at 400-HP Taurus SHO and more during annual convention
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    Blue Oval execs rolled out the red carpet for Taurus SHO owners last week in Dearborn, MI to welcome 100 privately owned examples and many more enthusiasts to town for the 19th annual national Taurus SHO convention. Ford would love nothing more than to win the approval of the already rabid SHO enthusiast community, many of whom appreciate the performance ...

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    Video: Conan O'Brien takes 60 Minutes for a ride in his '92 Taurus SHO
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    If you thought Jay Leno was the only late-night talk show host who was into cars, think again. Sure, Jay's got the garage full of priceless automobiles and regularly contributes to Octane magazine, but Letterman is part owner of an Indy racing team, and Conan's had his share of four-wheeled shenanigans. If the Bugatti Veyron mouse shtick wasn't enough ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO-under-glass engine swap [w/videos]
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    Strap yourself in, kids – we're in for a whole new fresh batch of awesome. In the world of motor swaps, the Chevrolet 350 will slide its way into anything with four wheels (and some with just two). The Yamaha 3.0-liter V6 found in the first-generation Ford Taurus SHO, on the other hand, is a completely different story. That little bit of kit is ...

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    Charting the Five-Ohs: Next-gen Cop Car Comparo
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    It used to be that every full-line American automaker offered a version of its mainstream full-size sedan to make it appropriate for police duty. By the time 1996 rolled around, the Chevrolet Caprice, which was the last would-be competitor to the standard-setting Ford Crown Victoria, was discontinued, leaving the lucrative police market to the Blue Oval ...

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    New Ford Police Interceptor to get 25% better mileage than Crown Vic
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    At private event for police fleet buyers in Las Vegas on Friday, Ford finally unveiled the replacement for its dinosaur-era Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. The car that Ford hopes will pick up the mantle (and 70 percent market share) of the Crown Vic is a heavily modified version of the new Taurus. Traditionally, most police vehicles have been powered ...

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