Esquire names 2010 Ford Taurus SHO ‘Car of the Year’

2010 Ford Taurus SHO

Editors of the Esquire magazine have named the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO as its inaugural “Car of the Year.”

“We had three main criteria in selecting the Esquire Car of the Year,” explained David Granger, editor-in-chief. “The vehicle needed to be a pleasure to drive and be capable of shortening your breath when you slam down the pedal. It needed to be gorgeous and aggressive, capable of eliciting stares and gawks. And it needed to be attainable – a vehicle that most men actually can buy and drive. The new Taurus SHO nailed all of these parameters.”

“The reason we care about the new Taurus can be boiled down to four words: Looks good, goes fast,” said Esquire automotive correspondent, Ezra Dyer.

Refresher: Power comes from a 3.5L turbo V6 EcoBoost making 365-hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. The engine is mated to 6-speed 6F55 SelectShift transmission (with paddle-shifters) with a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system.

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– By: The Daily Auto Editor