Hennessey Performance is not shy about amping-up the performance potential of already potent factory machines, and its new upgrade package for the Ford Taurus SHO is the latest case in point. The EcoBoosted Taurus already is a four-door force to be reckoned with straight off the Ford showroom floor that gets even meaner with the Hennessey package.
Dubbed MaxBoost 445, Hennessey’s version of the Taurus SHO includes a Hennessey dual cold air induction system as well as new polished hard piping to the turbochargers. Along with those upgrades, they added an HPE engine management calibration and tested it all on the dyno. For that added rumble, a CORSA stainless steel cat-back exhaust system was installed.
With Hennessey’s modifications, this SHO is capable of 0 – 60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds, and can conquer the quarter mile in 12.8 seconds at 109 miles per hour, according to the Texas tuner’s testing. As the name would suggest, the package generates 445 bhp at 5400 rpm throwing power down to all four wheels -- a healthy 80 hp over stock.
Each SHO comes with serial numbered dash and engine plaques, exterior Hennessey badges available in either chrome or black, MaxBoost 445 badges, and Hennessey embroidered headrests. A 1-year, 12,000 mile warranty also comes with each Hennessey-modified SHO.