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In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, he had the chance to get behind the wheel of the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept — a vehicle specially designed to celebrate Aston Martin ’s centenary. The concept was brought to him by Julian Jenkins, who is the Regional Director of Aston Martin.

Along with the CC100 Speedster, Leno also spent some time on the new Vanquish Volante , so the video is definitely a must see.

The CC100 Speedster was inspired by the classic 1959 DBR1 and is powered by the latest-generation, AM11 V-12 gasoline engine. It sprints from 0 to 60 mph in a little over four seconds and can hit a top speed of 180 mph.

Check out the video to see what Leno thinks about this great CC100 Speedster. The video also includes an interview with Dr. Ulrich Bez — yet another reason to watch it. Enjoy!

Jay Leno’s clout in the auto industry is well established. That’s one of the perks of being a certified car enthusiast but in the comedian’s case, automakers trip over themselves to get featured in his own auto web show series, Jay Leno’s Garage.

Recently, Jaguar took its turn and it brought along its latest pride and joy, the Jaguar F-Type V8 S . Eric Johnson, vice president of Jaguar Western Region, presented the car to Leno and true to the script, the pair began by talking about the car before Leno does what he seemingly always does: take the F-Type V8 S for a spin. Obviously, a car of the F-Type V8 S’ stature deserves to have some kind of special attention given to it and Leno was quick to point out how impressed he was with its 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 495 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

In addition to the F-Type V-8 S, the episode also featured Leno’s drive of another one of Jaguar’s recent builds: the Project 7 Concept. Like we said, this guy really gets all the treats, doesn’t he?

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Jaguar F-Type Roadster

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We’re used to seeing Jay Leno behind s wide array of vehicles, including compacts, hatchbacks, sports cars, classic cars and supercars. For the latest episode of "Jay Lono’s Garage," however, he tested a rather strange car: Batman’s Tumbler.

The car made its way to Jay’s garage by way of Warner Bros. Transportation Coordinator, Hobart Lundt, who takes Jay for a super-fun look inside the custom-built Tumbler from Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Night Rises. What’s more, Jay gets a crack at driving this odd beast on public streets — with a police escort, of course — and boy is it an interesting rig.

It may not be nearly as fast as the Porsche 918 Spyder he tested a few weeks ago, but still it’s definitely rarer — only one running model remains — and just as cool. Check out the video to see what he thinks of this crime-fighting heavily customized vehicle and if he finds it easy to drive or not!

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We are all used to seeing Jay Leno behind the wheel of high-performance cars, like the Shelby GT500 . In the latest edition of "Jay Leno’s Garage," however, he decided to give a hot hatchback a try. And what better hot hatch than the Ford Focus ST ?

The car was brought to him by Chief Engineer, Jamal Hameedi, who offered a few details on the Focus ST. He explains the technology behind the new, 252-horsepower Focus and why it is considered a global performance vehicle.

After explaining the car in detail, Leno and Hameedi took the car on the road and gave it a moderate thrashing by Jay Leno’s standards. Jay, of course, did not have the space to push the Focus ST to the 154 mph it is capable of hitting, but even so, he still did a great job behind the wheel.

You can always count on Jay Leno to have some of the finest guests on his show. That’s par for the course when you’re the guy many consider one of the most hardcore celebrity car nuts in the world.

So when the recently unveiled Cadillac Elmiraj Concept made a stop at Jay Leno’s Garage, nobody was really surprised. After all, it was only a few weeks ago when the car turned a lot of heads at Pebble Beach when it made its debut.

So naturally, with the close proximity and all, the next stop for the Elmiraj figured to be in Leno’s web show.

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Leno talks about the impressive characteristics of the Elmiraj while highlighting the noticeable styling influence of Cadillac’s new design language. Joining him was GM’s VP of Global Design, Ed Welburn, who proceeded to educate Jay on the design of futures on the Elmiraj while also taking the time to talk about how the Elmiraj will inspire future Cadillac models moving forward.

As is often the case, nobody can bring more life to cars than a guy like Jay Leno even with a concept that’s already as awesome as the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept.

Click past the jump to read more about the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

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The 2014 Camaro Z/28 was unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show and up to this point, no one outside of General Motors has gotten the chance to test drive it.

Jay Leno is certainly not you random Joe Schmo, so GM saw him fit to be the first civilian tester. Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer for the Camaro, presented the car to JAy and outlined some of the more important details of it, like how he fought to have the slash reinserted into the Z/28 nameplate.

Jay took a nice crack at the new Camaro Z/28, but this is the show car, so GM didn’t allow him to push it too hard. He especially was not allowed to do his trademark burn out at the end of the show. Regardless of him having to baby the resurrected Z, the video is still a hoot to watch and listen too, as that 500-horsepower, 7.0-liter V-8 sure does produce a sweet sound.

Check out the video to see what Jay thinks of it.

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In the latest episode of his show, Jay Leno got the chance to review a 1964 Jaguar E-Type , not a stock one, but still a pretty enjoyable drive, at least according to Jay Leno. The model was brought back to life by Jason Len from XKs Unlimited, who wanted to bring the flavor of the track to this E-Type, while keeping it totally streetable.

This Jag was updated with a roomier interior, a new alloy hood, factory-built Le Mans racing lights, a custom front bumper to accommodate the racing lights, knock-off wheels, Le Mans winglets and a new exhaust system with side pipes. The model is powered by a 3.8-liter inline-six engine that delivers a total of 300 horsepower — a 70 horsepower increase over the stock E-Type.

Check out the video to see if Jay Leno thinks all these updates are suitable for the 1964 E-Type. We think it’s an interesting ride!

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.

Yep, Jay Leno has got his hands on a Campagna T-Rex , the three-wheeled, fully street-legal vehicle that defies conventional explanation.

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

Even after years of being around, the McLaren F1 still deserves the respect of being one of the first modern-day supercars to grace us with its presence.

Everything about the F1 inspires conversation, but this time around, we leave noted auto enthusiast Jay Leno to give us the lowdown on one of the F1’s most important features: its engine.

Professor Leno has his own F1 and it needed a new fuel pump, which made it pretty easy to access its 6.0-liter V-12 engine because, believe it or not, you have to yank out this powerplant to access the pump. In so doing, Leno gives us the lowdown on what makes this particular engine well suited to satisfy the rage of the McLaren supercar and allow it produce all of its 618 horsepower.

Considering that the F1 first made headway 20 years ago, you can make a definite case that the 618 horsepower it produces without any turbochargers is still a benchmark few other vehicles can be proud to say they’ve met these days.

That’s saying a lot, adding only to the mystique of the F1 and its capabilities as a track-capable supercar capable of hitting 62 mph in just over 3 seconds, while hitting a top speed of just a shade under 250 mph - back in 1998.

And to Jay Leno’s credit, his willingness to show us the inner guts of the McLaren F1’s engine is something that’s well appreciated.

Click past the jump to read about the McLaren F1

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When you ask a little boy: "what do you want to be when you grow up?" the answer will be of course: "a police officer." Of course not everyone will end up doing so!

Jay Leno for example, he hasn’t become a police officer, but in the latest episode of his "Jay Leno’s Garage" show he ended up playing with the coolest cars driven by the police officers at the California Highway Patrol.

The cars were brought to him by CHP Captain Matt Guthrie and former commissioner Spike Helmick. They brought five of the finestcop cars of the last 40 years, including 1982 Mustang, 1966 Dodge Polara, 1970 Mercury Monterey, 2000 Crown Victoria and the brand new Ford Explorer that will be hitting California highways soon.

Check out the video to see what Jay Leno has to say about this great cop cars!


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