Video: Jay Leno puts the Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI Quattro through the paces

Jay Leno never seems to run out of cars to talk about, does he? If you’re half the auto enthusiast that he is, you probably wouldn’t get tired of talking about them either. It also helps that he’s got way more money than all of us combined, which means that he doesn’t settle for talking about cars, he actually goes out and buys them.

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the comedian finds himself looking at Audi’s benevolent beast, the R8 V10 Spyder. Ever the gearhead that he is, Leno gives us the lowdown on the car and shares some pretty insightful thoughts on what he thinks of the R8. He also brings out his buddy, Justin Bell, to give us even more tidbits on the R8, including the time it takes for the soft-top roof to retract and stow away in its compartment, as well as the R8’s now iconic front fascia.

After showing a video of Bell testing the R8 on his own, Leno gets his turn behind the wheel and brings it out on the streets of LA. As he drives, he shares more nuggets of wisdom on what he thinks of the R8, including his admission that, as far as he’s concerned, the R8 Spyder is arguable the fastest supercar in the wet.

Check out the video to see the whole webisode.


Source: Jay Leno’s Garage

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  (473) posted on 03.16.2011

Quote: Never run of cars, yes that is true. He has been addicted to luxury cars; he got all the money, so he can buy everything he wanted smiley even vintages

  (515) posted on 12.1.2010

Guest appearances on the Bilstein stand will also be made Lina Van de Mars, a German tuning personality, as well as race car drivers Hans-Joachim "Striezel" Stuck and Frank Stippler.

  (858) posted on 11.30.2010

well there is no doubt that leno will never lay his hands on the new quattro. we all know that leno one hell of a car collector.

  (571) posted on 11.26.2010

agree on the article, I’m also a car enthusiast, but unfortunately I’m not like jay leno who can buy a car in an instant.

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