Our spy photographers have caught the 2012 Ford Taurus SHO twin-turbo all-wheel drive sedan family, wearing only a minimum of costume. The lack of secrecy is likely due to major changes loom under the bonnet of the car. The current SHO Ford already offers a healthy 365 horsepower, but intends to beat the same 400 horsepower for the new-generation car arrives later this year.
We’re big fans of the SHO and 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6, and appointed the “instant energy” of the engine when got behind the wheel. With the power of a V-8 and the economy of a V-6 (17 mpg city/25 mpg highway), the EcoBoost engine is perfectly suited to the SHO standard AWD and smooth shifting 6-speed automatic transmission.
But do not complain about any additional power is added to the mixture of the powertrain. According to our sources, the Taurus SHO 2012 is configured to receive extra 35 horsepower and, judging by these images out of a makeover to better differentiate it from the rest of the Taurus range. A new grid network (with the Ford Blue Oval sneak on each side) is visible.
The lights also seem to have been updated. A look through the mesh cammo this prototype, which appears thinner and more heavily weighted toward the door. The lower air intakein the the new model has also been redesigned and is lower in the fairing before the present (larger) version.
The sides and exhaust taillights and a rear spoiler like all parts postponement. A 6-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles is also likely to change only offers. Fans can complain about the lack of a manual transmission, but for most buyers, the 6-speed automatic with downshift rev-matched should provide plenty of fun.