Ford CEO Uses Mustang Supercar To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Jimmy Fallon

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We love a CEO/racing driver.

Ford's CEO, Jim Farley, often trades his tailored suit for Nomex overalls and recently took Jimmy Fallon out for a spin in a Ford Mustang Supercar racer. We love an automotive CEO who enjoys cars as much as we do, and Farley is one of the biggest enthusiasts out there.

Last year, Farley took Vaughn Gittin Jr's 1,400 horsepower Mustang Mach-E for a spin, and earlier this year, Ford teamed up with The Tonight Show to drum up some marketing for the upcoming seventh-generation Mustang.

Fallon was shown blowing off some steam by drifting the EcoBoost version of the S650, but it was actually Vaughn Gittin Jr behind the wheel. That's maybe why Farley decided to show Fallon what a real car feels like.

Ford Performance/YouTube
Ford Performance/YouTube
Ford Performance/YouTube

As shown in the video above, Farley is having a grand time. Fallon, less so. Even on the slow lap, the famous late-night TV host pulled a series of faces a man usually only makes when accidentally hit in the scrotum. We can't say we're surprised. After digging, we discovered that Fallon owns two cars, neither of which raise the heart rate much - a Mini Cooper Convertible and a Range Rover.

The Mustang Supercar Farley used to scare Fallon is set to be retired shortly. It looks odd because it's not actually based on a Mustang. Thankfully, the next-generation Mustang Supercar is based on the all-new Mustang.

Farley likely wanted to take the current racer for one final spin before it's retired and put in a museum somewhere.

Ford Performance/YouTube
Ford Performance/YouTube
Ford Performance/YouTube
Ford Performance/YouTube

Farley is not the only CEO enthusiast out there. Toyota's CEO, Akio Toyoda, was a well-known racer in his younger years. When given the opportunity, he still likes to hoon around a bit. When Toyota unveiled the Yaris WRC car last year, Toyoda entertained the crowds by doing some epic drifts in a GR Yaris.

He's such an enthusiast the GR department chose his racing nickname for their hardcore models. That's why the GR Corolla Morizo Edition has such a cool name and not something generic like the GR Corolla RS Plus Scuderia Hammer Thrust.

Will Farley ever get a car named after him? We doubt it. As far as we can tell, he never raced under a moniker, and the Mustang GT Farley Edition doesn't have the same ring to it.

Ford Performance/YouTube
Ford Performance/YouTube

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