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Tom Brady can have any car he wants, and he’s had a lot.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion’s fleet has included models from Ferrari, Rolls-Royce and Bugatti.
He even collaborated with Aston Martin. in a series of 12 Vanquish S coupes that he helped specify when he was a brand ambassador for the automaker.
However, his perfect car is very different. In fact, it is a truck.
Brady was on the “Drive” podcast, hosted by Ford CEO Jim Farley, and the two discussed the vehicles Brady sees in an NFL parking lot.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneer said there are plenty of exotic sports cars out there, but most of his peers drive trucks for good reason.
“Because they’re bigger. They’re bigger guys and they’re going to need a lot of space. Because it’s not just the size of the guy, it’s the size of all your stuff as well,” Brady said.
“You’re 320 pounds, and you’re a size 17 shoe, you know, all your stuff is big. It’s not just you that’s big.”
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Even the relatively slender 225-pound, six-foot-four quarterback appreciates the extra room.
“Every time I travel with my wife, for example, I have a suitcase, you know, and she has a suitcase. And her suitcase is about a third the size of mine, and she has twice as many clothes in there. And she always says , ‘why do you bring such a big suitcase?’ And I’m like, ‘Because my shoes are a size 13. There’s only so many size 13s I can fit in a bag before I have to get another bag.'”
“That’s why I’ve been buying your [F-150] raptors all these years because you’re making, from my point of view, what I think is an amazing car, almost perfect,” Brady told Farley.
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Brady has owned several performance trucks over the years and was seen showing up to training camp in a black last season.
However, it is not the only vehicle that you like to drive on a regular basis.
Farley asked Brady for some advice on what kinds of cars Ford should make, and in addition to praising the F-150 Raptor, he said Ford is on the right track in adding electric cars. He said he loves the one he has, which is a Tesla Model S.
Brady is currently appearing in a Hertz ad campaign promoting the addition of Teslas to their rental fleet.
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“I love the fact that I have the Raptor and I can drive it, but I also love the fact that I’ll also have an EV. Not having to go to the gas station is just the best thing in the world,” Brady said. .
He also appreciates the environmental message.
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“It creates some awareness of what we’re doing in the world.”
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