- Jun 2, 2009
Jay Leno takes EcoJet out for a spin (w/VIDEO)
Jay Leno's EcoJet - Click above for a high-res image gallery
Now that Jay Leno's retired from his duties hosting The Tonight Show, he may find himself with a bit more time on his hands to devote to his many automotive passions. Jay often leans towards the green end of the interesting vehicle spectrum, and that tradition looks secure as the comedian has recently been spotted out and about in his home state of California in the EcoJet concept.
It's been a few years since we last heard about the prototype car, which uses a biodiesel-powered Honeywell turbine engine mated up with a rear-mounted transaxle and chassis bits from a Corvette Z06, but it's now apparently fully operational. As you can clearly see in the video pasted after the break, the carbon fiber and kevlar-bodied EcoJet makes lots of noise and draws quite a crowd when Leno drives it to one of his local car shows.