• Dec 9, 2008
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Jay Leno just picked up his new Corvette and posted a little video of its reception on Jay Leno's Garage. As you might expect based on some of his other vehicles, this isn't just any Corvette. No, it's a ZR1. Jay gives us a quick walk-around of the vehicle and points out the unique touches make this the most powerful Corvette ever. He even offers up some trivia, letting us in on the little known fact that the clearcoat used on the ZR1 costs $60,000/gallon. After the tour, Jay takes his newest addition out for a spin and shows off some of the steak behind the sizzle. Our favorite line? Jay tells us that repairs are relatively simple for the Corvette in his own unique way. Check out the vid after the jump to see what we're talking about. Thanks to everyone who sent in a tip!


[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      HUD is on BMW's also... the 5 and 7 series. Come on Jay Leno.. get your chit right!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I believe the 60k clear coat is just for the exposed carbon fiber. Its super special so it doesnt turn yellow
      • 6 Years Ago
      Never in my life, Talk about PETTY SELFISH CRAP . Look people, It's about THE CAR WOW Look at the sticker and then the CAR , The Performance. And the best part is It's American And like Jay You can buy it !!!!!!!!!!!! And just a word, If you want to be taken seriously -- Be nice NOT a POOP HEAD Talk and act like a Friendly person, and people will want to listen. Also There is a lot of people with many fancy cars all stuck in warehouses, Jay shares his collection with every body and anybody. It's not his fought that he makes so much money by making all of us laugh . And NO I'm not related
      • 6 Years Ago
      Somehow I don't see the Challenger getting out of the garage much from now on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know what is the point of owning one since Jay has a P&M C6R.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Probably for street legality. Obviously a P&M 6CR would have it's way with a ZR1 on a track day!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yay! Jay just saved GM!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That car is pure sex. But yeah... he's got some fact checking to do.

      Lots of cars have heads up displays. Maybe he meant the only Corvette to have one... I don't know... but there's plenty.

      I suppose there might be caveats about this... but pretty sure the most powerful car built in America is the Saleen S7.

      Not to diminish the performance of the car though, that ZR1 is simply fanfreakingtastic. Go GM. Maybe they should have offered members of congress free rides in that... might have gotten the full amount they requested...
      • 6 Years Ago
      He says that it is the first ZR1 off the line. The first one off the line was a one off jetstream blue ZR1 that was auctioned off at Berret Jackson for some obscene amount of money before production started. I believe you guys covered that on Autoblog
        • 6 Years Ago
        The car that was actually at Barret Jackson was not the Le Mans Blue ZR1. The Le Mans blue was being auctioned off yes, but it had not been built yet. The ZR1 at Barret Jackson was just a place holder. It was vin #001.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Adam..just found this. The plot thickens.

        http://www.autoblog.com/2008/07/23/video-first-corvette-zr1-delivered-to-proud-papa/

        This is one of the posts talking about the first ZR1 that sold for $1 million at Barrett-Jackson. Also has a video of it at the assembly plant before the owner, Dave Ressler, took delivery.

        The article also says..."The special ZR1 is set apart from other Blue Devlis with a unique VIN number and a LeMans Blue paint job that will appear on no other car.", as KeatMP said above.

        So I guess there really are two VIN #001 ZR1's out there. Sort of confusing if you ask me.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That corvette had its own unique VIN number. This is the first after that...so the second.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Adam.. You're right! I watched the auction live when they auctioned off the first "saleable" ZR1 and yes it was blue. Jay Leno was there to introduce the car and hype-up the crowd.

        I'd love to know the rest of the story of the differences between that VIN #001 car and the VIN #001 car that Jay currently owns. Maybe somebody here knows. Anybody?
      • 6 Years Ago
      So this means Leno has both a P&M C6RS, AND a ZR1?!

      Thats just not fair...I couldn't be more jealous if my roommate were dating Megan Fox
        • 6 Years Ago
        the P&R corvette is featured in another video in the website
      • 6 Years Ago
      Never actually watched one of his car reviews before. Interesting, but people here really thought he could have been the US top gear's clarkson?

        • 6 Years Ago
        Leno was offered a position on US Top Gear but he declined. He would have done a great job.
      • 6 Years Ago
      AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Makes me want one 100 fold.

      "this is what they did that whole constitution thing for. One of these"

      LOL. Jay is a trip. Figures this guy would have the first one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man...I'm so biased to GM

      but this car is engineering at its best.

      And by the way...thats La Tuna Canyon and Tujunga area. Beautiful area.
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