Jaguar put Jay Leno behind the wheel of the company's newest heathen – the XKR-S – for a handful of quick laps around the fabled Nurburgring, and Leno, thankfully, brought along a production staff to record the occasion.

The comedian was able to squeeze in a few lead-follow laps with Sascha Bert on point and eventually worked his speed up to a best time of 8:41. Not too shabby for a guy who's used to putting along under steam power. It's clear from the clip that Leno holds the Nurburgring to be sacred ground.

Leno doesn't spend too much time pontificating on the merits of the XKR-S. While we're treated to plenty of great shots of the car dancing around the track and the sound of its vicious dual-exhaust, the clip is absent any real driving impressions. Still, that's just fine by us. We already know all about how the XKR-S performs. Click past the jump to check out the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage.



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      ANB
      • 3 Years Ago
      James May just spilled his tea reading this post.
        • 3 Years Ago
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      David Opanga
      • 3 Years Ago
      cool car i jsut cant get over the front end. its unique to sy the least. the front end looks like an insect star wars alien and the hood scoops look like mustaches. i cant hate i think its one of those things will grow on me for sure since i feel so odd about it.
        Jason
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Opanga
        I agree with the looks of the front end. I believe the XKR-S looks like Admiral Ackbar: http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/b/be/Ackbar.jpg
        Jarda
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Opanga
        I respectfully disagree. I think they fixed the front end to that extent that now the car is actually gorgeous... I don't exactly "dig" the tail lamps but overall shape of this car's butt saves it comfortably.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      00:44 - "So yes, it vas really really funny & hot." LoL, what!?
      Soul Shinobi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jay Leno does not put a car "though it's paces."
      sick of stupidity
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's that time again...for me to plead that we stop covering this no talent hack with to much money! Did Jay retire because he's on the blogs daily now!
      ElvisOnVelvet
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok I watch Stewart & Colbert not Jay but I love Jay's Garage. Come on guys he has the enthusiasm of a 16yr old who just got his license and a wallet to back up that passion, he shares that with the world on his site. Its not like he is doing this cause he needs the money. Sure even to my unsophisticated taste he sometimes seems a little corny but who among us wouldn't with that much tape of us on floating around. You can keep'em coming Zach thanks Hey try to get Jay and Bernard Juchli on the podcast the worst that can happen is their people would say no.
      Trevor
      • 3 Years Ago
      That guy Sasha is a boss. I mean the guy has his hand on the radio and the other on the wheel telling jay what to do before each turn and still jay went off track with both hands on the wheel.
      Kiiks
      • 3 Years Ago
      We no longer have Dresden Cathedral or all that lovely pottery, but we do have the Nürburgring and under my bombing policy we wouldn't have cars that rode badly and we'd have a nice cathedral to look at and better saucers!
      Jeremiah
      • 3 Years Ago
      I couldn't care less about the Jay Leno TV show. He needs to focus exclusively on cars! Who wouldn't want to trade places with Jay for an hour every evening. Jay is the frickin' man!
      BumpanDump
      • 3 Years Ago
      auto blog has been trolling us lately with these jay leno posts.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BumpanDump
        And there's something wrong with that?
      ms
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gotta love the 'Ring. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45904312@N07/5967458276/
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