When it comes to driving, it’s the boys that like to think they’re top of the tree. Whether we’ll admit it or not, we like to think we drive harder, faster and yet more safely than our female counterparts.

Ford is hoping to turn this gender stereotyping on its head this Valentine’s Day, with a prank involving the brand new V8 Ford Mustang, an attractive blonde and a blind date.

Unsurprisingly, given the bombshell that Ford had selected for the video, they weren’t short of volunteers to take the unnamed lady out for a drink. After the usual first date small talk, the chaps are ushered outside into a bright red Mustang on the pretence of being driven home.

Cue a short detour into a car park where the lady – who’d previously been acting the airhead – reveals her true identity as a professional stunt driver, by speeding, smoking the tyres and generally driving like a 17-year-old bloke hopes he would, while  trying to impress his new date.

Thoroughly taken aback, the would-be suitors aren’t deterred, with one even claiming it was the best first date he’d ever had. It’s not known whether he got the lady’s number, though.

Daljinder Nagra


February 12, 2015