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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?

It looks like Jay Leno got bored of all the supercars on the market, as in the past few episodes of his show he turned his attention toward classic cars. After the 1951 Kaiser Drag’n, Leno now chose to review a 1957 Buick Roadmaster.

The Roadmaster was produced by Buick between 1936 and 1958 and again from 1991 to 1996. The 1957 model featured a lower body and an even more panoramic windshield equipped with reverse slanted pillars. The Roadmaster was built on a Buick’s longest non-limousine wheelbase and shared its basic structure with later-model Oldsmobiles.

Under the hood there was a new 364-cubic-inch engine that cranked out 300 horsepower.

Watch the video to see why Jay Leno is so impressed by these dinosaurs of the automotive world, as he calls them. Let us know in the comment section below if you think he is right!

If you haven’t noticed, Jay Leno has really focused on classic cars in his past few episodes. Last time he brought a custom-built 1971 Datsun 510 into his garage and in this latest episode, Leno turned his attention to a 1951 Kaiser Drag’n. Along with Leno you will see industrial designer Keith Charvonia who needed more than eight years to develop this amazing restoration and modification.

This heavily modified and customized Kaiser has received a B-body Caprice chassis and the Caprice also donated the engine. Additionally, the exterior kit makes it look even cooler, plus that blue exterior paint seems to fit just perfectly!

Jay Leno was pretty impressed by the Drag’n, especially after pushed it to the limits on the road. Watch the video and let us know in the comments section below if you agree with him!

In the latest episode of his show, Jay Leno takes a break from all those supercars he usually has in his garage and turns his attention to a 1971 Datsun 510; not a standard one, but one rebuilt almost from the ground.

Alongside Jay you will see Greg Elliott, the owner of the 1971 Datsun 510 who is explaining all the updates he made to his car. Painted in a very cool blue, this 510 delivers a total of 150 horsepower and it is for sure a neat car to drive and a dream car for any car Datsun addicted out there. They also take the car out on the road for a test drive, with Jay driving of course!

Watch the video and see what Jay Leno has to say about this cool Datsun 510! Let us know in the comment section below if you agree with him!

To our knowledge, this is the first video review of the Aston Martin Vanquish , which has yet to make its way into U.S. showrooms. It’s true, Jay Leno didn’t get too deep into it, but still, he explain a few more details on this amazing supercar.

According to him, the Vanquish is "the classic example of what a grand touring car should be," and we certainly agree with him. It has style, it is aggressive, but elegant in the same time and it is pretty powerful. The Vanquish is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that delivers an impressive 565 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and delivers a peak torque of 457 pound-feet. It can go up to a top speed of 186 mph.

We would have liked it even more if Jay would have taken the car to the race track and pushed it to its limits, but it is still a pretty good review!

Right after SRT unveiled the new Viper to the world, Jay Leno reviewed the pilot car. Unfortunately, Jay couldn’t legally take it on the road, so we didn’t get to see his typical test drive.

Now, the new supercar is back in Jay Leno’s Garage for a more detailed review and the long-awaited test drive. The car was brought to him by SRT CEO Ralph Gilles himself. In fact, Gilles – a true car guy – actually drive it 5,000 miles across country, so Jay could feature it.

Before its date with the track, Jay took the Viper on the typical drive that he is known for. This drive culminated in a fantastic burnout, and Jay and Gilles mocking Chrysler’s former owners, Daimler, for not knowing what a burnout was. After its relatively calm road test, the Viper was pushed to its limits at the Willow Springs test track.

Watch the video and see if the new Viper’s on-the-road performance managed to impress Leno.


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