Jay Leno's Garage

  • 2019 Lotus Evora 400 on Jay Leno's Garage

    The 2019 Lotus Evora 400 is an enigma among low-volume sports cars for its relative rarity—and its apparent practicality. Comedian and car guy Jay Leno went across the pond to find out more. The car arrived with Lotus Design Director Russell Carr to answer some of those questions. The lead designer at the British sports car maker combed over the exterior and its functions in immense detail and answered every question Leno asked. We also learned some neat things about the Evora 400. Specifically, Lotus views the car as a bit of a do-everything kind of sports car. The Evora, in general...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type on 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 replaced the body panels with aluminum. At the end of the 3,000-hour-long restoration (1,500 of which were spent fitting the body to better-than-original specification), the car is about 400-500 pounds lighter than a steel E-Type. The car weighs only about 2,200 pounds, even though a massive...

  • 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...

  • Ferrari 250 TR tribute car on Jay Leno's Garage
    Ferrari 250 TR tribute car nails the details on Jay Leno's Garage

    A lack of funds didn't stop this passionate Ferrari fan from owning the 250 Testa Rossa of his dreams. Since actual examples cost a minimum of $30 million, he simply went and built his own. The owner is Peter Giacobbi, and this is his labor of love on a new episode of Jay Leno's Garage: a 1959...

  • Lamborghini engines on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno's Garage: Engines are the heart and soul of Lamborghinis

    The latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage isn't about the physical cars, but rather the heart and soul of a brand. Jay welcomes on Andrew Romanowski, president of the Lamborghini Club of America, who shows off two engines from the Italian firm's history. The first is a 3.5-liter V-12, the first...

  • 195 Morris Mini Minor on Jay Leno's Garage
    1965 Morris Mini Minor scoots into Jay Leno's Garage

    Jay Leno's Garage took a step back into the swinging 1960s in its latest episode with a 1965 Morris Mini Minor that's been with its current owner for more than four decades. Steve Nelson purchased the car from what he believes is the original owner when he was 17 years old. He had a fascination...

  • Bugatti EB110 at Jay Leno's Garage
    Before the Veyron, there was the EB110: Jay Leno looks back at Bugatti history

    Since it acquired Bugatti in the late 1990s, Volkswagen Group has done an impressive job of returning the French brand to the pinnacle of performance and luxury in the car world. However, VW's wasn't the first attempt at returning Bugatti to its glory days of the 1920s and '30s. You see, long...

  • Jay Leno and his 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

    The original Corvette is still one of the best generations of America's sports car. Jay Leno happens to own one, a 1957 example, and it is a shinning example of what makes the C1 so cool. The car Leno owns was originally ordered by an American solider stationed in Korea, and he just happened to have superb taste. He wanted the fastest, most powerful Corvette that Chevy was offering at the time, and he also wanted a number of creature comforts deleted to also make it the lightest. You won't find a radio or heater on this car. And the convertible roof was also switched for a simpler, removable...

  • Jay Leno drives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC400
    Jay Leno goes for a drive in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

    The first Mercedes-Benz product from Daimler's new EQ sub-brand for electrified cars was revealed last fall in the form of the 2020 EQC. The small electric SUV isn't due in showrooms until mid-2020, but Jay Leno was recently able to sample a pre-production example and has given us the lowdown. Also...

  • 1950 Plymouth Suburban wagon on Jay Leno's Garage
    1950 Plymouth Suburban rolls into Jay Leno's Garage

    Jay Leno slowed things down this week with a 1950 Plymouth Suburban that visited his famous garage. The garage has played host to numerous sports cars and supercars throughout the year, and Leno said he decided to take things more casual with the station wagon, which was the first American wagon...

  • Buck Lasek's 2016 Subaru WRX STI on Jay Leno's Garage
    A 2016 Subaru WRX STI modified right visits Jay Leno's Garage

    Pro skateboarder and rally driver Bucky Lasek made yet another appearance on "Jay Leno's Garage," and this time he brought one of his daily drivers along. It's a 2016 Subaru WRX STI with a healthy amount of modifications, which Lasek is more than happy to detail. For those unfamiliar with Lasek, he...

  • Jay Leno's 1931 Duesenberg Model J chasis
    Duesenberg Model J chassis roars into Jay Leno's Garage

    Duesenberg may have only been a blip along the automotive industry's vast timeline, but it left a lasting mark. And one of the car's the company was best known for is the latest to be featured at Jay Leno's Garage. It's a 1931 Duesenberg Model J...chassis. Leno explains that be bought the car...

  • 1958 Saab 93 on Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno highlights his delightful 1958 Saab 93

    Jay Leno's Garage is a varied place. In the garage, you'll find modern marvels like a 2017 Ford GT, uber-rare supercars like the McLaren F1, and oddball classics like a 1958 Saab 93. The Saab is the latest car to be featured at the garage. Leno actually featured the 93 on a very early episode of...

  • 1984 Ferrari 308 GTB on Jay Leno's Garage

    The 1980s weren't exactly a high point for sports cars, but the decade still birthed some desirable pieces of machinery. Case in point: the Ferrari 308 GTB, which remains one of the most affordable ways to own a Ferrari today. A 1984 model was the latest vehicle to stop into Jay Leno's Garage, and the owner and the car have a pretty neat history. According to the owner, he begged a local sports car dealership for a job in the 1980s to work on and surround himself with the cars he loved. With some persistence, the dealer finally decided to hire him. One day, a white Ferrari 308 GTB showed up...

  • Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
    Jay Leno drives Touring Superleggera's Maserati-based Sciadipersia

    Following its revival last decade, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera jumped straight back into doing what it does best: churning out beautiful, one-off, coach-built cars. Recent hits include the Alfa Romeo Competizione-based Disco Volante and F12-based Berlinetta Lusso. The latest creation, however...

  • Jay Leno and the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    2019 Aston Martin Vantage drops by Jay Leno's Garage

    The previous Vantage is the most popular model in Aston Martin’s history, so clearly there was some added pressure to get the design of the successor right. Fortunately Aston Martin appears to have pulled it off as the redesigned Vantage is a cracker of a sports car, as Jay Leno recently...

  • Jay Leno's 1954 Jaguar XK120
    Jay Leno shows off his first collector car, a 1954 Jaguar XK120

    Jay Leno owns more cars than we could ever collectively hope to buy in our lifetimes, but there's one car that started his hobby. That is the Jaguar XK120. Leno recalled the story that surrounds his love affair with the XK120 on a new episode of "Jay Leno's Garage." According to the comedian and...

  • Jay Leno inspects a trio of late 80's Toyota Land Cruisers
    Jay Leno inspects a trio of 1980s-era Toyota Land Cruisers

    Classic and vintage SUVs are big business right now. That's because these well-aged machines have timeless style, the ability to go anywhere and bring your family along, and usually don't cost too much. That last trait is changing quickly, though. Jay Leno welcomes a man profiting from this SUV...

  • Jay Leno drives Singer's 100th re-imagined Porsche 911
    100th Porsche 911 customized by Singer stops by Jay Leno's Garage

    A Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer is true automotive art. It also happens to be built to perform at incredibly high levels, commands tremendous cash to purchase, and captures the hearts and minds of anyone fortunate enough to spot one in the wild. That is slowly becoming a a more likely...

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