A Sleeper Hot Rod: The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
Some hot rods are obvious; just one look and you can tell it's a race car through and through. Sleeper cars are more of a surprise because they look just like a regular car. However, when challenged to a race, these sleeper cars can give you a run for your money. Ford's Taurus SHO is by all means a sleeper car; it looks just like a regular family sedan. The new 2013 model is even better than before with lots of tweaks and redesigns and even technology additions for a higher level of performance and a more athletic profile. Some people may think of the traditional Taurus as a "boring" family car but the SHO is a luxury sedan with a sports performance edge. It can compete on the same level as the Audi A6, Lexus GS350 and Mercedes Benz C-Class.
SHO stands for "Super High Output" and that's what this car offers and then some. The 2013 Taurus is equipped with a powerful 3.5 Liter Ecoboost engine with 365 horsepower and 350 lb feet of torque; the same amount of power as its predecessor. If you want even more performance you can purchase a package which will amp up the performance aspect to a whole new level. Mileage stands at 31 mpg on the freeway.
The grille has been redesigned and now has a mesh type design. It's a lot more aggressive and edgier looking. A back spoiler has also been added. The SHO's brakes have also been updated for more braking power. Handling has been improved significantly with the inclusion of a system to control torque vectoring and power electric steering has also been added. Consumers have the option of selected from twenty inch painted wheels and the side view mirrors come in black. The hood has also been redesigned and appears a lot sleeker and slimmer than the older one.
My Ford Touch is in place which will work in conjunction with the Microsoft Sync system. MyFordtouch allows the driver to listen to music, obtain accurate directions and place and receive telephone calls by utilizing voice commands via the Bluetooth system. The cabin has been dressed up with a steering wheel appointed in leather and comfortable leather seats. Active Park is another new feature which will be available. Official pricing for the 2013 version has not been announced yet but the Ford 2011 version currently retails at around $25k-$37k depending on the optional packages selected.
The SHO is perfect for the driver who lives who doesn't feel the need to flaunt his or her hot rod. In the SHO you look like everyone else on the way to work but after hours she can let off some serious steam when you are feeling the need for speed.
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