The Ford Taurus SHO is a very unlikely performance car to arouse interest with enthusiasts, because it’s anything but light and sporty, according to the multitude of reviews available online.
Still, its 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine has lots of tuning potential, which has been exploited by Hennessey Performance, which has raised the car’s power output figure from 365 hp to 445 hp, this having a significant impact on the performance.
The car is now capable of completing the benchmark 0-60mph (96km/h) sprint in a mere 4.3 seconds, and it can reportedly run the quarter-mile in 12.8 seconds, crossing the line at 109 mph or 175 km/h. The increase in power comes courtesy of extensive modifications done to the engine, all of which void the warranty. Hennessey offers its own 1-year or 12,000-mile deal that is a welcome addition and will offer owners extra piece of mind (and make the upgrade itself even more appealing).
The pack, called MaxBoost 445, also includes non-performance mods, like numbered plaques, Hennessey logos, exterior badging which can be either chrome or black and finally headrests with the embroidered company name.
By Andrei Nedelea