• Dec 4, 2009
Jay Leno and the Allard J2X MkII - click above to watch the video

It's not like we need another reason to be sickeningly jealous of Jay Leno, but along comes this video. In it Jay drives perhaps our favorite car from the 2009 LA Auto Show, the hugely lovely and impressive Allard J2X MkII. Only unlike the 500-ish horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi powered J2X MkII we got to look at, Jay blasts around the streets of Burbank, CA in a 600-hp 6.1-liter Hemi version. Grrr. Still, the Allard is such a desirable beast – and to see it in motion such a treat – that we'll tuck our Jay-based jealously back into its hole. This time... Watch the video, after the jump.






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      • 5 Years Ago
      it looks like a cool car, but isn't it a little big for being a roadster?
      i do think that steering wheel is too dangerous and should not have been approved in any way.
      it isn't an orginal classic, so i don't think the steering wheel is legal.
      what about the grip on the passengers side?

      where is the seatbelt?

      i don't see any Mass flow sensor, is that a potentiometer (throttle pedal) controlled only?
        • 5 Years Ago
        yes, just because it's a beast it's more dangerous then the average car.

        it's not very clear if there is even a seatbelt.
        i think you understand me wrong, but if i had the funds, i would build something like that on a chassis sourced from the UK.
        no hair on my head would think about such steering wheel, no matter what.

        you can never disregard certain situatons, like a blown tire, trees or some idiot on the road.

        our safety procedures are way higher than yours, want proof look @ the episodes from american chopper where they talk about expantion to europe.
        they mentioned the things, things that are perfectly legal there, but not here.
        no glass head lights, no simple fenders,no sharp edges, no carburators, etc, etc.

        • 5 Years Ago
        oh shut up.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @caddy-v

        yeah if it's Gouda, but i pass for alcoholic drinks
        : )
        • 5 Years Ago
        Would you care for some cheese with that whine?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Joseph

        the problem this isn't vintage car, it looks like one.
        safety goes first.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gorgeous car.
      Sounds great.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man this car sounds great!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn toys get expensive as you get older. I want one!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Isn't it the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show?? Why does this blog keep calling it the 2009 show? There were not 2 2006 LA Auto Shows, the year the dates got moved up a bit.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jay = Car GOD!
      • 5 Years Ago
      ^^ Spoke too soon, it just showed up.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jay's de man! Here's a TV presence who's a real car buff; has a great collection and shares his ability to schmooze with the auto community with car fans on the web. Heck, as much as NBC's ratings are in the tank, they could/should do a special showing off some of Jay's cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      sometimes I hate Jay Leno. This is one of those times. And when he got a custom ZR-1...or the first Challenger...or Camaro....or of his money....or his TWO Miuras
      • 5 Years Ago
      He didn't push the car at all. What a nancy
        • 5 Years Ago
        It was a customer's car and was en route to the customer's house, like he said - he was lucky to get to drive it at all!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jay is such a baller. That car is gorgeous, wish I could see/hear it in person
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