Ford Taurus SHO Gets Power Boost from Hennessey [Photo Gallery]
You’d think Hennessey is all about extreme vehicles, but it’s not like that. From time to time, the Houston tuning specialist comes up with less outrageous vehicles that can be driven on public roads without fears of taking off like a fighter jet.
And because they don’t have four digit numbers for HP figures doesn’t mean these “lesser” cars are unattractive. They’re actually pretty cool, including the latest 2012 Ford Taurus SHO that came out of Hennessey’s workshop with more than 400 HP. This dark green four door went to Houston with a 365 HP 3.5-liter turbo V6 under the bonnet and came back to its owner with 445 HP after receiving the companys MaxBoost 445 treatment.
To be more precise, the Taurus got a dual cold-air induction system and an ECU remap for the extra 80 HP, and can now reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standing start in 4.3 seconds, while the quarter mile is rated at 12.8 second and 109 mph. Besides the mechanical tweaks, the SHO also gained a stainless steel cat-back exhaust system, unique "445 Boost" and Hennessey badges, serialized dash and engine plates and embroidered headrests.
This may not be the world’s fastest four-door sedan, but it must be one heck of a cool ride!
Story via CarBuzz
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