What do you get when you take a 2013 Ford Taurus SHO engineer, put NASCAR driver Carl Edwards behind the wheel of the Taurus, and then lay down some laps at curvy closed course? What if you do it for each of the nine engineers present? You get laughter. Continuous laughter.
Ford has released four new commercials dubbed “Rocket Science” that are set to air on both television and the internet. Each commercial showcases one of NASCAR’s best drivers escorting some of Ford’s brightest minds around a road course. The fact that it appears as if some of the engineers didn’t realize the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO could be pushed as hard as Edwards allowed it only adds to the joviality these commercials bring. The engineers’ tense reactions mixed with Edwards’s cool, calm, and collected demeanor make these commercials memorable. Even with all of the drifting and racing-inspired parts to each spot, Ford still found a place to squeeze in a little bit of practical information pertaining to the Ford Taurus SHO’s 475-mile range, blind-spot indicator, and its all-wheel drive capabilities.
Just the combination of the Ford Taurus, a car not traditionally known for its sportiness, and Carl Edwards proves to be interesting on its own. However, throw in some sweaty-palmed, jumpy engineers and the laughter gets loud quickly. As usual, we don’t want to ruin all of the fun for you, so scroll down to check out these new commercials. Sound off in the comment section below and tell us which commercial you like most.