Ford Shelby GT500, Most Desired Car on Americans' Driveways

The 2010 Chicago Auto Show ended yesterday, when it also announced the name of the “Best in Show” winners in the contest's five categories. Consumers voted throughout the 10-day public run of the event and each of the first four winners beat out seven other vehicles.

However, in the fifth category, "Vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway," voters could choose from the nearly 1000 vehicles on the show floor. Finally, it was the 2010 Ford Shelby GT that won the tightest race of all.

"These are tough competitions that make a win really meaningful for our manufacturers and exhibitors," said show chairman John Phelan. "In a year when our attendance was about level with 2009, we're thrilled that everyone worked so hard to bring their best displays, concepts and production vehicles to a public whose optimism is returning."

Furthermore, according to the results, almost one third of the voters considered the 2011 Ford Focus the Best All-New Production Vehicle at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. On the other hand, General Motors took the most consumers’ votes for Best Concept with the Cadillac XTS Platinum.

Chevrolet's Volt outpaced the Fisker Karma for the top Green Vehicle at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. The extended-range electric Volt will go on sale later this year at a price of approximately $40,000.

Finally, for the second year in a row, Ford grabbed the Best Exhibit title, with 41 percent of the vote. The American carmaker had more than a half dozen interactive displays throughout its booth, which seemed to be enough to catch consumers’ eyes... and votes.
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