• Jun 18, 2008
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A couple of weeks ago we showed you some pics of Jay Leno's new Challenger SRT8. A tipster had taken some pics of Jay's car appearing outside his Tonight Show studio at the NBC lot in Burbank. We added a bit of additional info via the interwebs that told us Jay had purchased the car the day before and that it was the very first Challenger delivered in California. Now we have a full video of Jay taking delivery of the car from the Leno's Garage website that's posted after the jump.

Follow Jay as he drives his '70 Challenger Hemi over to Valley Dodge in Van Nuys to pick it up. There Jay gets a walkaround of the new version from Dodge Brand Director, Michael Accavitti. Next Leno takes the car home, giving us some insight into the car's driving dynamics along the way. He seems impressed with the car's build quality and good road manners compared to the original. Finally, we see a bit of Jay hinting at what's in store for this new car. Follow the jump to see the embedded video and head on over to Jay Leno's Garage for even more info about Jay's car collection. Thanks for the tip, MajorGeek!


[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      So wait a minute... if this is car #4, whose car did I see in Guilderland, NY in that bright orange color last Tuesday? I was driving home on the thruway and stopped for a quick pitstop at the rest area in said town and there was an orange Challenger SRT-8 parked there.
        • 6 Years Ago
        there have been Challengers on the road now touring and showing it off. ive seen one around nj before too
        the first three were auctioned off. i think it was #2 that was sold first via barett jackson.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if Leno is going to get the new Camaro? Since his website is sponsor by GM.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why wouldn't he? It seems he can afford just about any car he wants. Must be nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that hemi sounds amazing
        • 6 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly. Love that car's low growl.
      • 6 Years Ago
      ps: it'd be nice if Jay would sell one of his cars and buy some new clothes. Just a thought.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Leno... seems impressed with the car's build quality and good road manners compared to the original."

      Really?? it's better than the original???????

      Worst comment of the week, AB.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Detroit may have financed the car, but it's built in Canada (and sourced from Germany).

      .... this car is a slut... and I love it :D
      • 6 Years Ago
      Was that a hint of wheel-hop I heard during the closing burnout???
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's good to be the king.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great video. Good to see Dodge is finally a desirable car with the Challenger.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oversized, overpriced, with typical Detroit touches, such as the cheapie interior and the phony carbon fiber panel on the hood. It's decal.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah 'cause I have never seen fake carbon fiber on a Japanese car.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hell, I've seen it on a Benz, and on my Mazda6. Several wrongs don't make a right. People know the difference and expect more, especially with a new item that has its maker trying to put its best foot forward.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Leno says its built in Detroit--Nope, Its built in Canada.

      Leno says it has a posi-rearend. It doesnt.

      George Bush said Iraq has WMD. Show them to me!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Stunning car.

      If only all of Chrysler's products were as stylish, as full of heritage and done like this one.
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