The owner of a 2013MY Ford Taurus SHO asked Hennessey Performance to install the MaxBoost445 Performance Upgrade. Power comes from the same 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine but instead of the stock 365 bhp (272 kW) output it now churns 445 bhp (332 kW). It helps the Taurus SHO perform the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint in 4.3 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.8 seconds at 109 mph (175 km/h).
The increased output was possible by installing a stainless steel cat-back exhaust system, dual cold-air induction system and also by remapping the engine's ECU. Other modifications include serialized dash and engine plaques, "445 Boost" and "Hennessey" badges, along with embroidered headrests. The tuning kit is offered with a one-year / 12,000-mile limited warranty.