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Jay Leno Drives the Porsche Taycan

Jay Leno Drives the Porsche Taycan

Tesla finally has some serious competition for the Model S Performance. In this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the star takes Porsche’s incredibly impressive electric sports car for a ride, chats with Porsche product expert Calvin Kim, and gets a small taste of what the 750 horsepower electric drivetrain in the Taycan Turbo S can do.

Jay Leno Drives the 2JetZ

Jay Leno Drives the 2JetZ

We’ve featured some actual jet-powered vehicles, but the 2JetZ only looks like a jet fighter, with a vegetable steamer playing the part of the jet’s nozzle. Luis Rodriguez’s custom-built single-seater features an airplane-like cockpit, a 627hp turbocharged Toyota 2JZ engine, and is being made into a Hot Wheels toy for 2020.

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Jay Leno’s 1918 Stutz Bearcat

Jay Leno’s 1918 Stutz Bearcat

Jay Leno brings out one of his treasures to please his fellow hardcore gearheads. This 98-year-old Bearcat is a mechanical memoir of Harry Stutz, its previous owners and now of Jay as well. Test drive at 16:30. It also possesses the greatest car name ever.

Leno Checks out a 1912 Indian Single

Leno Checks out a 1912 Indian Single

Jay Leno’s Garage highlights a stock 1912 Indian Single motorcycle and its owner, Alex Trepanier. Alex rode the Single on this year’s Motorcycle Cannonball, a 3,000mi journey across the U.S. for bikes that are at least 100 years old. Test ride at 14:38 – after a silly startup procedure.

1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmund

1951 Porsche 356 SL Gmund

Jay Leno got the honor to showcase a car so rare and historically valuable that he wasn’t allowed to drive it. This 356 SL gave Porsche its first motorsport victory – first place in the 1100cc division of the 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans. Test drive at 22:32.

Jay Leno’s 1960 Panhard PL 17

Jay Leno’s 1960 Panhard PL 17

Jay Leno shows off his Panhard et Levassor 17, a compact six-seater that’s “unusual even for a French car.” It’s unruly at low speeds, but otherwise it’s a beautiful oddball that’s full of personality while remaining practical. Driving footage at 18:37.

1939 Plymouth Radial Air

1939 Plymouth Radial Air

Jay Leno’s Garage shares one of the most unique vehicles you’ll ever see. This gaspunk beauty is a 1939 Plymouth fitted with a 300hp Cessna engine. It took Gary Corns, his friends and his two sons about 1.5 years to build the racer. It even has a similarly-themed tow truck.

1929 Packard Boattail Speedster

1929 Packard Boattail Speedster

“I uh, I followed a picture.” Jay Leno’s Garage showcases Jerry Miscevich’s beautiful recreation of the Packard Boattail Speedster. Nearly 20 years in the making, the car is made of either hand-fabricated or actual Packard components.

1927 Ford Model T Hot Rod

1927 Ford Model T Hot Rod

Jay Leno’s Garage showcases a beautiful, durable and (more or less) practical hot rod that started out as half of a rotting Model T. But the real gem here is its builder, Clayton Paddison, who has a couple of touching stories about his car. Test drive at 19:33.

Leno Drives the Aston Martin DB 11

Leno Drives the Aston Martin DB 11

Jay Leno visits the secret vault of “a small company” called Aston Martin to check out a prototype of its flagship GT, the DB 11. Then he takes it on an ever so tame test drive against stunt driver and former Stig Ben Collins and the new V12 Vantage S.

Jay Leno Tries Sidecar Racing

Jay Leno Tries Sidecar Racing

Jay Leno tries his hand at sidecar racing with the help of his shop foreman Bernard Juchu and Bernard’s trusty swinger Kevin Kautzky. If you ever wanted to poop in your pants in the most uncomfortable manner, try this sport.

2015 Ducati UMC-038 Hyper Scrambler

2015 Ducati UMC-038 Hyper Scrambler

Jay Leno checks out Untitled Motorcycles’ barebones variant of Ducati’s entry-level bike. The UMC-038 has been stripped down to its bare essentials, along with a custom tank, seat, rear subframe, a Ducati Monster swingarm and a modded QD box exhaust. Test drive at 11:10.

Jay Leno’s 1931 Shotwell

Jay Leno’s 1931 Shotwell

Jay Leno shows off one of the more interesting cars in his cavernous garage – the Shotwell. Single-handedly built in 1931 by then 17-year-old Bob Shotwell, this three-wheeled vehicle had well over 150,000 mi on it before Jay had it restored. Test drive at 13:52.

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Jay Leno’s Retro Race Car Transporter

Jay Leno’s Retro Race Car Transporter

Jay Leno shows off his custom made replica of Mercedes-Benz’ one-off workhorse from 1950, a single vehicle Grand Prix race car transporter. Based on the 300 SL gullwing’s 6-cylinder engine, the unique vehicle could originally go up to 108mph.

Leno’s 1989 Ford Shogun

Leno’s 1989 Ford Shogun

Jay Leno shows off his 1989 Special Editions Ford Shogun. It’s a Ford Festiva modified to fit the Yamaha-made Taurus SHO V6 in the back. It weighs around 2200lb but has 220hp, which Jay boosts to over 300hp with nitro. Test drive at 15:25.

Jay Leno’s 1931 Indian 101 Scout

Jay Leno’s 1931 Indian 101 Scout

Jay Leno takes a break from featuring the year’s hottest cars and mods to showcase one of his old reliables. This classic Indian Scout has surprisingly great handling and low maintenance needs. It just couldn’t compete with the Model T. Ride along at 12:35.

Sung Kang’s ’73 Datsun 240Z

Sung Kang’s ’73 Datsun 240Z

Jay Leno’s Garage checks out the Fugu Z, a 1973 Datsun 240Z restomodded by Fast and Furious actor Sung Kang. The stripped down sports car has a tweaked 300hp Nissan R32 engine and a formidable body kit that’s balanced with perfect white paint. More on Autoblog.

Leno Checks out the Charger Tantrum

Leno Checks out the Charger Tantrum

Jay Leno’s Garage gets up close and personel with SpeedKore’s insanely powerful 1650hp showcar, one of the most understated and comfortable hot rods you’ll ever see. Test drive at 17:39.

Leno’s Shelby GT350R Mustang

Leno’s Shelby GT350R Mustang

Jay Leno shows off one of his favorite new rides with the help of Ford Performance Chief Engineer Jamal Hameedi. Jay loves the growl of the Mustang’s bespoke 5.2L V8 engine so much that he bought a spare one. Test drive at 18:43.

1942 Legacy 6×6 Power Wagon

1942 Legacy 6×6 Power Wagon

Legacy Classic Trucks founder Winslow Bent graced Jay Leno’s Garage with one of their restorations. It’s a Dodge WC63 military transport truck that’s been reborn into an undying tank for when the boss wants to role-play as a working man.

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Leno Checks out the Darth Vader Car

Leno Checks out the Darth Vader Car

Jay Leno’s Garage talked to Hot Wheels’ designer and builder about the fully functioning life-size replica of the Darth Vader toy car. It’s amazing how Leno got through such a lengthy interview while barely knowing anything about Star Wars. Test drive at 17:13.

Vintage Electric Bikes

Vintage Electric Bikes

Jay Leno checks out the wares of Vintage Electric, a bicycle shop founded by Andrew Davidge when he was still in high school. As its name implies, his company specializes in electric bicycles with 20th-century frames and 21st-century prices.

Leno Checks out Aston Martin DB10

Leno Checks out Aston Martin DB10

Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman dropped by Jay Leno’s Garage to showcase one of his latest designs, the DB10. Made solely for the James Bond movie Spectre, the DB10 has an aluminum chassis, a carbon fiber body and the Vantage’s 420hp 4.7L V8 engine.

The Rocket II Trike

The Rocket II Trike

Jay Leno’s Garage gets us up close and personal with sculptor Tim “Frogman” Cotterill’s insane bare-metal three-wheeler, which is powered by a 1000 hp blown Hemi V8. Honestly, we can’t believe this thing is street legal.

Leno Drives a ’41 Willys Coupe

Leno Drives a ’41 Willys Coupe

Jay Leno’s Garage checks out a souped up 1941 Willys Coupe. In-N-Out President and drag racer Lynsi Snyder inherited the car from her father. She’s done a 9-second quarter mile in the hot rod, thanks to its 1000hp Chevy big block engine.

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