When it comes to cars, Jay Leno will try out just about anything with wheels on. Though he prefers those machines with four wheels, he’s got no problem getting inside one that has three wheels on it.
Especially if it’s called the T-Rex.
In the latest installment of Jay Leno’s Garage, the denim-wearing comedian gives us the lowdown on the Campagna T-Rex. From its history as a brand that has produced different iterations of the T-Rex since 1995 all the way to its current form as a prowling marauder of the streets, Leno does his best — as he always does — to provide as much information about all of the cars that pass through his incredible garage and auto studio.
And as is customary with cars that enter his garage, Leno gets inside the T-Rex and goes out on town to give it a spin. There are no better perks in life than being able to talk about cars for a living and then having the cache to get inside one to see just how it rides on the streets.
Especially when it involves arguably one of the most unique cars on the market today.
Click past the jump to read about what makes the Campagna T-Rex one of these unique vehicles
The name really says it all: The Campagna T-Rex.
While it’s far from a conventional vehicle with four wheels attached to it, the three-wheeled T-Rex is all about taking names and making believers out of skeptics.
You think its no fun to drive in a car with an odd set of wheels on it? Give the T-Rex a go and you’ll be proven wrong faster than you can say "OMG!".
Uniquely built with an eye towards providing drivers a thrill of a lifetime, the T-Rex also displays the kind of versatility you wouldn’t expect from a car like this. There are three different engine makes you can have installed inside this vehicle: a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14, a Harley-Davidson, or, in the case of the one that visited Jay Leno’s Garage, an inline-six BMW engine that produces an impressive 160 horsepower and mates to a six-speed sequential transmission. It also only has 1,100 pounds of curb weight to account for, making the three-wheeler a true and unique driving experience.
The only caveat is that the car retails for $62,000, which is about the price you’re going to pay to get a piece of a pretty decent entry-level sports car.
Still, if you’ve got money to spare, the Campagna T-Rex is one of those toys for the big boys that should be worth the splurge.