Remember last week's Conan O'Brien stunt where he decided that the best way to get even with NBC for forcing him out of his dream job was to create insanely expensive bits? He dressed a Bugatti Veyron up as a mouse and played some heavily copywritten Rolling Stones. Total purported price tag: $1.5 million dollars.
But see, Conan's not really a car guy. A real car guy would have known that if the plan was to soak NBC for as much green as possible, some plain-old closed top Veyron ain't going to cut it. A real car guy would have got his hands on the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport and its staggering $2.25 million asking price. Have you met Jay Leno?
That's right, the once and future king of late night television gets his denim-clad paws all over Bugattis' latest and greatest. And – being Jay Leno – he talks about the Grand Sport in the Bugatti wing of his Big Dog Garage. Literally, the Bugatti wing. Jay is also joined by Bugatti's North American Marketing Manager John Hill as well as Veyron hot shoe and former F1 driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel. The latter of which takes Jay for a little ride (ahem) around the quiet streets of Burbank.
For his part, Jay seems extra giddy during this week's episode, as if the Veyron Grand Sport and its removable top have actually tickled and excited him. True, Jay makes a couple of verbal typos, like saying that the Veyron's W16 engine displaces 16.4-liters (it displaces 8.0-liters), but we can forgive him. After all, how cool, calm and composed would you be standing next to a roadster that can hit 253 mph? (That's with the top on, the Grand Sport can "only" hit 217 mph sans roof). Make the jump to watch the video.
[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]