May 16th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
Ford has announced a performance package that will be available for the 2013 Taurus SHO. The 2013 Taurus SHO performance package will have stronger springs and dampers to help it get around corners faster and an upgraded cooling system and brake pads to handle the high heat generated by aggressive or track driving. Another addition to the SHO performance package is the option to turn the stability control completely off, giving you complete responsibility for keeping your $40,000 car on the track so that you don’t need to pick the kids up from school in a rental Aveo with missing door handles and a smell that you’ll explain to your kids “when they’re older.”
Ford claims that the SHO, a posterchild for compromise done right, will have “uncompromising response, road holding and durability” according to Autoblog. Funny then that the video they made highlights exactly the opposite: the SHO’s ability to compromise between being a family car and a sports car. The video is embedded below, so for fun see how many times they mention the obvious compromises the “uncompromising” car does very well at (picking kids up from school, not bothering the nagging wife). The SHO is a cool car, but it’s cool because it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing and does everything you need from a large sedan while also being able to stir the loins. The SHO is lady in the street but a freak in the bed, to quote a laminated member of my girlfriend’s freebie list. Ford has made uncompromising cars, like the Ford GT or the Mustang Shelby GT500, so why use such a trite word when you’re advertising a car that is so great at compromising?
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