The current Ford Taurus SHO has been with us for about three years now and has received mixed reviews. So naturally, we wouldn’t be expecting a mid-cycle refresh for another couple years. But FoMoCo decided to change things up and debuted the mid-cycle update for the 2013 Taurus earlier today at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
The refresh will feature some revised bodywork but will also feature bigger brakes, a reworked suspension to improve driving dynamics as well as other performance-inspired design.
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Power for the 2013 Ford Taurus goes unchanged as the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 is carried over, producing 365hp and 250lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic and is capable of 25 mpg on the highway.
Also added to the mix is an optional Performance Package that adds larger brakes, 20-inch wheels with summer-performance tires and a reinforced cooling system for more spirited driving that will hopefully address the performance criticisms of the original model.
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– By: Chris Chin