Skip to main content

Tesla gets some free advertising on Jimmy Kimmel, Iron Man director Jon Favreau talks about the Model X

Jimmy Kimmel and Jon Favreau

Iron Man director Jon Favreau not only had the chance to get a personal walkthrough of the Model X with Tesla CEO Elon Musk just a few days after the unveiling of the vehicle, but he also arrived at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere with Musk in his Founder series Model X VIN #1.

The director went on Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show and talked about the experience, as well as his general impression of the vehicle after borrowing it.

Interesting free advertising for Tesla with an almost 3-minute long segment, even though Favreau called the Model X a “minivan” and referred to the “Falcon Wing doors” as “gull wing doors”.

Favreau and Musk have been friends since the director made the first Iron Man movie for which Robert Downey Jr. hung out with Musk for inspiration for the role of Tony Stark.

Here’s the interview:

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Stay up to date with the latest content by subscribing to Electrek on Google News. You’re reading Electrek— experts who break news about Tesla, electric vehicles, and green energy, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow Electrek on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our YouTube channel for the latest reviews.



Avatar for Fred Lambert Fred Lambert

Fred is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at Electrek.

You can send tips on Twitter (DMs open) or via email:

Through, you can check out Fred’s portfolio and get monthly green stock investment ideas.