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Spyker C8 Laviolette joins Jay Leno's Garage – Click above to watch video after the jump

It's the Spyker C8 Laviolette's turn to tour Jay Leno's Garage, and it holds its own under the lights with a Rocket, McLaren F1 and Jay's Ecojet playing character roles in the background.

Leno spends half the 11-minute video crawling all over the 400-horsepower, 2,800-pound C8 with a Spyker sales rep from Galpin Auto Sports, and we learn a unique fact in the process... how many of you knew that the C8's ignition is in the glove compartment? For the rest of the Spyker's secrets and its terrific roar, follow the jump for the video.



[Source: Jay Leno's Garage]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn you Jay for living life I dream of lol
        • 4 Years Ago
        When I grow up I wanna live Jay Leno's life.

        Some dreams never come true. sigh
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lambo Addicts steps to success

        Week 1: Be more like Jay Leno

        Week 2: Be more like Jay Leno

        Week 3: Invite Jay Leno on a hunting trip

        Week 4: Be Leno

        Week 5: Be Leno

        Week 6: Leno

        Week 7: Leno...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The attention to detail is incredible for such a small company....


        I look forward to see what else Spyker has up its sleeve with its products, including Saab.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I win the lottery this car will be front and center in my garage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If I were blind, I'd definitely get one of these.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A real gear head.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where does he get the money to pay for all this? His contract with NBC can't possibly cover the costs.
        • 4 Years Ago
        the car belongs to galpin. i work there and see it every day when i walk in.
        • 4 Years Ago
        From what I have read, Leno does not even spend the money that he makes from hosting the Tonight Show and lives off of his paychecks from stand up comedy appearances. His NBC contract pays him $16,000,000 per year and it is rumored that his stand up comedy makes him another $16 mil per year. He has a reputation for never taking a vacation.

        He may not be the most tech savvy car enthusiast, but most guys who can afford these cars are just like him. Dreamers like us are the ones who keep a stack of car magazines to study next to the toilet so that when hit it big in the lotto we won't have to waste any time trying to figure out which car to buy.
        • 4 Years Ago
        He probably gets paid by the the car companies themselves to endorse and review them.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Are you sure he owns that car? It may be 'in his garage' for the video, but will it be there next week? Maybe the company gave him a years lease in exchange for the publicity they are getting in return.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did anyone notice the engine hatch buckling when he did a "burnout" at the 10min mark? I would think a car in this price range would have a little better build quality than that!
        • 4 Years Ago
        ooh ya i thought i was the only one who noticed that... for 6 figures it should stay put.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      pretty cool car, but i prefer the aileron. doesnt have that fishy looking face.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Galpin #1!
      • 4 Years Ago
      not my cup of coffee
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait the windows have a permanent opening? What if it rains?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The all demin outfit was funny the first 500 times I saw it... now it just makes me sad.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I wonder if he wears custom-made denim underwear too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Forget the underwear, I want to see a denim chin cup.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why does Jay have to be a car nerd to enjoy cars? We all know he meant R8 V10 and ceramic brakes. Not every gear sits in front of his or her computer monitor day in and day out like we do you know.

      And as far as I knew, denim had nothing to do with cars. I bet you look real stylish.
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