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In the latest episode of his show, Jay Leno had to review Robb Report’s 20th annual Car of the Year: the Porsche 911 Carrera S . Along with it, he also reviewed the Morgan 3 Wheeler - a car aimed for those with lots of money to spent, but came in dead last in a group of 13 cars.

The new-generation 911 Carrera S is powered by a 3.8-liter flat-six with direct injection engine that delivers a total of 400 horsepower. When equipped with the PDK gearbox, the new Carrera S can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. Porsche also offers a Sport Chrono Package that improves the sprint time to 4.1 seconds.

Check out the video to see what Leno has to say about the new generation 911. Also, see if he agrees that the Morgan 3 Wheeler is just a money burner.

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It’s time to take a little break from all those supercars launched in the past few years and focus on something a little bit older - a Mormon Meteor III, which was the fastest racecar of the 1930s.

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage , he had to chance to drive this one-off racecar built by Ab Jenkins in 1937 when he was only 17. The Meteor III is based on a Dusenberg SJ and is powered by a massive 26-liter Curtiss Conqueror airplane engine that develops a total of 750 horsepower. Say what Lamborghini ?

In 1939, the car managed to break all the world record on the 12-hour endurance-race circuit and was able to hit a top speed of 171 mph. To help put that into perspective, a Ford Model Y offered in during that period was able to hit a top speed of just 60 mph.

Check out the video to see Jay Leno running the Meteor on the Utah salt flats.

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If you do a little search online, you will learn that Khamsin is a dry, hot, dusty local wind, blowing from the south in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Ok, so what does this have to do with Maserati ?

Well, at one point in time, the Italian automaker decided to name a sports car it unveiled at the 1973 Paris Auto Show.

In fact, the Khamsin was introduced as a Bertone prototype in the autumn of 1972, but production was delayed until 1974. The sports car was then powered by a front mounted 4.9-liter V-8 engine delivering 320 horsepower.

Only 430 units were built until 1982 when the model was discontinued. But that still didn’t stop Jay Leno from getting his hands on one. In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s garage, he did just that with the help of Douglas Magnon, Maserati guru and president of the Riverside International Automotive Museum.

Together, the two try to prove what a great car the Khamsin was. No complaints from us here.

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The latest episode of the famous Jay Leno’s Garage show brings another great car into focus. Jason Len from XKs Unlimited stops by with a barely street-legal Morgan Plus 8 he developed for racetrack and it looks like Leno had an awesome time behind the wheel!

The Morgan Plus 8 was unveiled in 1968 and remained into production until 2004. Many enthusiasts consider it to be one of the best models developed by the British company. During its life, the Plus 8 only came with V-8 engines, as does this 1970 model reviewed by Leno.

The model brought to Jay Leno’s Garage was designed by the guys over XKs Unlimited as a hot rod, but it is still road legal. So, Jay Leno could enjoy this masterpiece on the public roadways. This customized Plus 8 surely looks very quick. We’re just wondering how Leno felt behind the wheel.

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In the latest episode of his show, Jay Leno got behind the wheel of one of his personal cars: an original 1963 Jaguar E-Type (XKE to be more precise). This is the second classic E-Type owned by Leno; the other one is a Roadster model that is heavily modified.

However, as Jay Leno is a big fan of the original cars, he bought this 1963 XKE from a lady which owned it for 50 years.

The 1963 XKE is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 265 horsepower. The model could sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds and could go up to a top speed of 149 mph – all respectable numbers for an older car.

Check this video to see what Jay Leno has to say about this amazing sports car and if he is pleased or not about his acquisition.

A lot of cars make their way to Jay Leno’s Garage but not a lot of them are of the sports-hatch variety.

The Ford Focus RS is one such car and normally, it doesn’t find its way to Jay Leno’s Garage, because, well, it’s not legal to own in America. But this isn’t an ordinary Focus RS; this one has been stamped and tuned by no less than Galpin Auto Sports.

In this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the affable comedian and certified car nut invited Beau Bachman, the head honcho of Galpin Auto Sports, to his garage with the latter bringing a heavily-tuned Focus RS. The two proceed to talk about the car itself, including the aftermarket work Galpin Auto Sports did to bump up the output to an impressive 420 horsepower, far and away more than the 305-horsepower output of the standard European Focus RS.

Check out the video and click past the jump to know more about the Ford Focus RS after the jump

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In the latest episode of his show, Jay Leno reviewed a car most of us have never heard of before: a Deronda Sports Car . The model was developed by British manufacturer, Deronda, and was originally offered with an Audi-sourced engine, but this particular model received a few updates.

Its owner decided to replace the standard engine with a Corvette V-8 engine that delivers a total of 400 horsepower. The gearbox has also been replaced with a new Porsche G50 transaxle gearbox.

According to Jay, all these updates have transformed the Deronda Sports Car into a striped out Corvette . Without the extra body panels and all those unnecessary gizmos, we bet this is one disgustingly fast machine.

To find out just how fast this V-8 powered superlight is and whether Jay approves or not, check out the above video.

Hit the jump to learn a few more things on the standard Deronda Sports Car.

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Magnus Walker’s love for the Porsche 911 is so deep that it was chronicled in a documentary called “Urban Outlaw.” Magnus takes classic Porsche 911 Porsche 911 s and modifies them with his signature touches. The cars he designs retain their original 911 lines, but on closer inspection they look a bit more race inspired. The cars are basically stripped versions of the original with a little extra pep under their hood.

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay and Magnus take a look at one of Magnus Walker’s customized Porsche 911s. The video shows Jay Leno getting a little seat time in this custom car and showing that it isn’t meant just for the track — we assure you it is still more fun on the track.

Beyond building fantastic Porsches, Magnus Walker also has a great line of clothing wear inspired by his Porsches. But for us it’s the cars that really matter. The amount of detail he puts into this custom 911 is simply incredible and it just looks like something you could have seen circling racetracks back in the ’60s.

Check out the above video to see these two car guys enjoy the work of a true automotive artist.

The latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage again features a great classic car. This time around, Leno is reviewing his restored 1962 Maserati 3500 GTi . This car was been found hidden in a storage unit and, after almost two years of restoration, Jay Leno got behind the wheel and took it out on the road.

The GTi version of the 3500 was powered by an inline six-cylinder engine equipped with Lucas fuel injection (this is what the "i" in the name stands for) and delivers a total of 235 horsepower.

The model restored by the Jay Leno team received an upgraded radiator, a new alternator, revised brakes and new wheels. Fortunately, they were able to repair the fuel injection system, so the essence of the car has been kept.

Check out the video to see what Jay Leno thinks on this great 1960s grand tourer.

In the latest episodes of his show, Jay Leno reviewed a series of classic cars, now the presenter did something completely different, as he brought the Army’s latest vehicle, which is designed to minimize fuel consumption and maximize the safety of our troops, into his famed garage: the FED.

The vehicle was delivered to him by Army General, Dennis L. Via, and Chief Engineer, Dr. Grace Bochenek, who also offer a tour of the vehicle. Leno also gets behind the wheel of the vehicle and he seems to have all the fun in the world while driving this Army-issue vehicle.

The Army’s latest FED is powered by a turbocharged and supercharged Cummins four-cylinder engine that delivers a total of 200 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. It can hit a top speed of 75 mph.

So, what do you think; is Leno suitable as a driver for the Army?


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