The older Taurus SHO was actually based on the older model of the Taurus, so it had one of the heaviest chassis in the medium car segment. However, starting with the year 2015 Ford is going to move the Taurus to a new platform derived from that of the Fusion, so it will not only be as heavy as before but also quite a bit more nimble as well as much easier to use. From what we know so far it seems that the 2016 Ford Taurus SHO will be a massively improved version of the Fusion rather than the older Taurus.
2016 Ford Taurus SHO redesign
There is also going to be quite a lot of work done on the interior of the 2016 Ford Taurus SHO. While it will be based on the Fusion and on the normal model of the Taurus, the interior for the SHO is going to use premium materials such as leather as well as aluminum. On top of that, the seats as well as the steering wheel are going to be unique to the SHO model. The outside of the Ford Taurus SHO 2016 on the other hand will feature a minimalistic look based on that of the normal Taurus. The only real changes are going to be a slightly different body kit which will aid the car at high speed as well as a different set of 19 inch rims equipped with high performance tires. Besides that, there are only going to be minor design changes like slightly different headlights and mirrors that are there to set it apart from the base car.
2016 Ford Taurus SHO specs
Engine wise, the older 3.5-liter engine is very likely to be discontinued and replaced with a smaller but equally powerful 2.7-liter V6. This new twin-turbocharged powerplant will provide as much as 350 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. Even though it is slightly less than the original, thanks to its lower weight and the new 8-speed automatic gearbox the new 2016 Ford Taurus SHO would be a much faster car.
In fact, many people expect the new all wheel drive offering from Ford to get to 60 MPH in as little as 5.2 seconds and it should easily go to around 160 MPH.
2016 Ford Taurus SHO release date and price
We know for a fact that even though it will be using the same platform as the Fusion, the outer dimensions are going to be slightly bigger on the 2016 Ford Taurus SHO due to the increased wheelbase. The width as well as the total height of the car on the other hand are going to be mostly the same as those of the Fusion. While we don’t know a base price just yet it is safe to assume that Ford Taurus SHO 2016 will come on the market for around $40,000 dollars at early 2016.