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August 13, 2009

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Queen Latifah Unleashed her Inner Mustang as part of the Mustang '10 Unleashed Campaign

Queen Latifah and driver Braun

The Queen made a wish and Ford Motor Company delivered. Twenty-year-old NASCAR phenom Colin Braun brought award-winning musician and actress Queen Latifah a 2010 Ford Mustang and schooled her in how to drive the iconic muscle car like a pro. Latifah, already a proud owner of a '65 Mustang, wished to drive the car in the extended music video for her new song "Fast Cars."

"There are certain cars throughout history that have their own identity. They become synonymous with feeling and energy, an event in your life," says Latifah. "A Mustang is a Mustang; the car is timeless."

Latifah received her pro driving lesson and 2010 Mustang by participating in "The '10 Unleashed" promotion, which asks people to describe their ultimate Mustang dream experience in 250 words or less. A video diary chronicling her exhilarating lesson from Braun will be featured starting today at

"Queen Latifah is a fabulous actress and musician, but more importantly she stays true to herself," says Ford Mustang Communications Manager Patricia Piedrahita. "That's what the Mustang is all about – style, power and individuality. When Queen Latifah told us she owned a classic Mustang and wanted a new one for her 'Fast Cars' video, we saw the perfect fit."

On June 24, 2009, Latifah took a detour from promoting her new album to head to New Jersey Motorsports Park, where Colin Braun and the 2010 Mustang were waiting for her. "Are you ready," Braun asked. Latifah held on tight while Braun white-knuckled her through a few hot laps. Latifah then proclaimed, "It's time to conquer this track," donned her own helmet and went out to experience the raw power and handling of the new 2010 Ford Mustang.

"I've been a little jealous of people riding around town with their Mustangs," Latifah said. "Now I got one. No more jealousy. They can eat my dust." Latifah's dream-come-true is brought to life through the video chapters available at

(August 05, 09)

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