Jay Leno is recognized throughout the motoring world as a 'car guy's car guy', so it's no surprise he got a chance to hop behind the wheel of the 2010 Porsche Panamera at this past weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Nor is it a surprise that he gave the car's launch control a sampling. But that doesn't mean it's not fun to watch.

The car gets a basic once-over before being put through its paces, and Leno - like many buyers and enthusiasts - seems to still be somewhat ambivalent about the Porsche sedan's looks. But when the brake pedal is held in Super Sport mode and the accelerator is floored, the magic that happens, both in terms of sound and speed, seems to nudge him a bit closer to appreciating the car for what it is - Porsche's first attempt at a 'super-sedan'.

Check the video out for yourself below.

Jay Leno Learns How To Launch The 2010 Porsche Panamera