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  • Volkswagen Jetta GLI manual transmission ad

    Driving a car equipped with a manual transmission these days is something of a rarity among the public, but this rarity has turned into something positve for owners of manual-equipped cars. It seems the decline of three pedals and a stick has produced numerous headlines declaring would-be thieves were thwarted for their lack of knowledge. Volkswagen tapped into those feelings for its latest advertisement. Showcasing the new Jetta GLI (a Golf GTI with a trunk), the ad places two men inside the car talking about their love-hate relationship with music. For some reason. After that weird...

  • 2005 Ford GT on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno examines how the 2005 Ford GT was designed

    While the second-generation Ford GT is the most advanced car to ever come from the Blue Oval, back in 2005, it was all about the original. The Ford GT marked the automaker's return to supercars after its GT40 motorsport program in the 1960s, and to this day, it remains a banner vehicle. In one of...

  • 1934 Rolls-Royce Merlin
    1934 Rolls-Royce Merlin touches down in Jay Leno's Garage

    If it's an oddball kind of car, chances are, it will have its time in the spotlight on Jay Leno's Garage. On the latest episode, Leno doesn't welcome a guest, but instead pulls a labor of love from his own collection. It's none other than a 1934 Rolls-Royce powered by the historic Merlin aircraft...

  • Man drives Porsche 911 without legs
    This man was born without legs, but still drives his beloved Porsche

    Manfred Huber was born without legs, but he didn't let that stop him from his dream. That dream was to work on cars and own a Porsche 911. Porsche highlighted Huber in a new YouTube video that detailed how he overcame an incredibly tough scenario. Huber said his parents weren't exactly happy when...

  • Crash testing $2M Koenigsegg supercar
    How to crash test a $2 million Koenigsegg hypercar

    Automakers work extensively to ensure occupant safety, and that means crash testing several cars. In the case of supercars, a company like Koenigsegg needs to do things a little differently. Apex One published a video to YouTube on Friday that detailed the process that goes into crash testing the...

  • 1985 Renault R5 Turbo2 on Jay Leno's Garage
    1985 Renault R5 Turbo2 rockets into Jay Leno's Garage

    The Renault R5 hatchback was forbidden fruit on this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Thankfully, Jay Leno's Garage has featured the French hot hatch in a recent episode. The particular car is a 1985 R5 Turbo2. The name designates that it's part of the R5's second generation. Unlike the mass-market 5...

  • André Lotterer's 1984 Audi Sport Quattro

    Those lucky enough to own classic cars often choose something other than old, finicky, heritage vehicles as a "daily drivers." André Lotterer is different than most classic car owners. Lotterer featured his 1984 Audi Sport Quattro on the YouTube series "Petrolicious" and described his affection toward the car, and why it makes the perfect car to drive every day. Lotterer grew up in a motorsports family and his father managed a racing team in Belgium. In fact, it was one of the first teams to give Audi a shot in the racing world and Lotterer recalled one car that always stuck out to...

  • Icon 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Icon restomods Joe Rogan's Toyota Land Cruiser

    Icon continues to work its magic with numerous vintage SUVs, and the latest to go under the knife is a 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser. It also happens to be Joe Rogan's personal vehicle, and it's clear the 51-year-old comedian has pretty good taste in modifications. According to a video Icon's Jonathan...

  • 1989 Toyota Land Cruise fire truck on Jay Leno's Garage
    1989 Toyota Land Cruiser fire truck visits Jay Leno's Garage

    While Americans are used to enormous bus-like emergency vehicles, things are different in other parts of the world. Case in point is this 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser fire truck, which was a real emergency vehicle in Japan. Its owner, Brian Corsetti, recently visited Jay Leno's Garage to talk about the...

  • BMW M5 acceleration
    BMW explains the science of 0-60 mph times

    The 0-60 mph time has been a measure of performance for a long time and cars have continued to reduce their times over decades. BMW decided to explain what goes into shaving seconds off of a 0-60 mph time and it involves a few key areas. The basics show that all of the power a car has needs to work...

  • How to spring clean and detail a car
    How to spring clean a car without fancy equipment

    As many parts of the world begin to thaw after winter, it's time to give the cars a much-needed bath after months of snow, salt, slush and other road debris. Some may recall AMMO Auto Care produced a video showcasing an intense detailing routine to rid any car of salt last year, but this time...

  • 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO on Jay Leno's Garage
    David Lee brings a Ferrari 288 GTO to Jay Leno's Garage

    David Lee, one of the best-known Ferrari collectors in the United States, brought a very special car to Jay Leno Garage for the latest episode: a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO. The 1985 288 GTO was never sold in the U.S., which made it the most difficult car for Lee to purchase so far, he told Leno. Lee is...

  • What's inside an F1 tire

    Curiosity, in this case, brought out the grinders and saws. One YouTuber decided he'd have a look at what the inside of a Formula 1 tire looks like, all in the pursuit of knowledge. The tire is a standard issue Pirelli F1 tire that teams use, and right away, it's clear they're tough. It requires a lot of grinding to take the outer rubber down to what lies below. After a lot of smoke and sparks, we see there's a steel rim that runs around the inside of the tire as part of its construction. When it comes time to actually slice it open, the same steel rim proves difficult. The shoulder section...

  • McLaren 720S suspension on Engineering Explained
    Take a closer look at the McLaren 720S supercar's complex suspension

    Numerous systems go into making a high-performance car, and while a powerful engine is almost always one of them, engineers never forget about the suspension. What's a lot of power good for if it handles like a sloppy mess? The McLaren 720S uses a very neat system, although it's mighty complex...

  • 1971 Marcos GT at Jay Leno's Garage
    A rare 1971 Marcos GT visits Jay Leno's Garage

    Marcos is a small British sports car brand that was founded in 1959 and lasted until 1972 in its original form, when it hit its first of several financial roadblocks. The company's most recent run was between 2002 and 2007, when it managed to manufacture a range of high-performance, hand-built...

  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type on Jay Leno's Garage
    Aluminum-bodied 1963 Jaguar E-Type swings into Jay Leno's Garage

    Jay Leno's Garage brought one very cool cat onto the show in a recent episode. A 1963 Jaguar E-Type swung into the studio, but this is no typical E-Type. It's a different animal. Not to be confused as a kit car or a tribute to an original, this is a factory Jaguar E-Type, except Jaguar Classic has...

  • 1970 Speedkore Dodge Charger Evolution
    SpeedKore's Demon-powered 1970 Dodge Charger visits Jay Leno's Garage

    It made its debut at the 2018 SEMA show and now SpeedKore Performance Group's Demon-powered, carbon fiber-bodied 1970 Dodge Charger has paid a visit to Jay Leno's Garage. And there to explain it all was SpeedKore boss Dave Salvaggio. You may remember him from his meetup with Leno for the custom...

  • How do you rebuild a carburetor?
    How do you rebuild a carburetor? Like this

    There's heartache and joy that come with owning, and caring for, an older vehicle. It's helpful if you can sort out a number of problems on your own, it will save you cash and trips to your local mechanic. One of the more seemingly puzzling aspects of old-car ownership occurs when you drive a...

  • F1 car made from cardboard

    Reduce, reuse, recycle. We hear it often, but what if there was a far cooler way to repurpose cardboard laying around? Fortunately, there is. A new video from YouTuber "The Q" shows us exactly how to take regular, old cardboard and turn it into a full-blown Formula 1 car. We have so many questions that surround just how the YouTuber came up with this idea, but we digress. If the format sounds familiar, it's because this also isn't the first time we've seen some sort of material used to build an F1 car. The Q has previously taken it upon himself to build another F1 car from matches and...

  • Hagerty rebuilds 389 ci Tri-Power Pontiac V-8 engine
    Zen out with this time-lapse rebuild of a Pontiac GTO 389 V-8 engine

    There's something satisfying about time-lapse videos, which make daunting tasks look effortless. Rebuilding an engine is anything but effortless, but sped up and compressed to 10 minutes, it's a pleasant ordeal to watch. Hagerty's series of "Redline Rebuild" videos recently saved a beat up 389...

  • Exhaust water recovery system, Engineering Explained
    Learn how water from your car's exhaust can help make more horsepower

    Water injection systems aren't new to the automotive world, but the idea of using water recovered from an exhaust system is. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained dedicated an entire episode to describing how such a system could help create more horsepower and remove water storage tanks from cars...

  • Toyota 2JZ engine teardown
    Watch a 2JZ engine teardown and learn what makes them so tough

    The 2JZ inline-6 engine from Toyota is a legendary powerplant within the automotive community, but why? A new video dives into the engine's internals and explains what makes it so ideal to make big power on stock internals. The video comes from Papadakis Racing and the engine is basically the...

  • Wheel alignment explanation
    Here's why your car needs an alignment

    Car owners are told to get oil changes, rotate their tires, and top off fluids, but we often don't hear as much about alignments. However, that doesn't mean they're not an important part of vehicle maintenance. A video from Learn Engineering aims to explain why we should be mindful of alignments...

  • 996-generation 911 RSR race car
    Volume up: These are the top 5 loudest Porsches

    Strap on some headphones and manage the volume because we're about to dive into the top five loudest Porsches ever. The latest video comes from Porsche's "Top 5" series as the brand combs through the Porsche Museum to find the models worthy of such a list. The first is the 1978 911 Safari, which...

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