If the guy who invented Paypal can start his own car company, than why can't the lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas? The one and only will.i.am has decided to throw his hat into the carmaking ring with a new company that he is calling IAMAUTO.

So far, we have only one photo of the coupe (above), which looks a bit like a 1980s Maserati and Doc Brown's time machine had a love child. Will.i.am stopped by The Tonight Show to officially discuss the vehicle – a good idea since Jay Leno seems to have a bit of pull with the enthusiast. The singer-turned-would-be-auto-tycoon tells Leno that the vehicle is built with Chrysler bits (likely a Dodge Challenger), and the tunes will be special, of course, with Beats By Dre supplying the hardware. The artist is building the vehicle in Los Angeles in an effort to spur job growth in the region.

Hit the jump
to watch will.i.am talk cars with Leno. The video starts with a musical number, but we suggest fast-forwarding to 3:40 to the interview.



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      JK
      • 3 Years Ago
      He should stick to music. Oh wait, he sucks at that too.
      RodRAEG
      • 3 Years Ago
      I do not like this, Will.I.Am I do not like your auto-glam
      HAL
      • 3 Years Ago
      I.AM.HIDEOUS
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 3 Years Ago
      i.will.pass
      recharged95
      • 3 Years Ago
      "If the guy who invented Paypal can start his own car company," Cause the PayPal guy was an ENGINEER. Will.i.am is NOT even close to an engineer. There's a big difference.
      krs
      • 3 Years Ago
      The founder of PayPal has brains-this guy doesn't.
      Rob deJuana-Matthews
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate to be priggish, but I have a few thoughts: 1. The picture shows the truly horrible, awful, offensive custom Delorean DMC-12 built for will.i.am by West Coast Customs. 2. The DMC-12, for its faults, was a unique and lovable car. This is just a poorly planned, disgustingly designed, and shoddily executed vehicle that stands as a smear on the DMC-12's name. 3. That car merely illustrates that will.i.am should never have anything to do with any part of the automotive design/production process 4. Will.i.am has no clue what he's talking about in that clip. I'm all for creating jobs in your neighborhood, but don't start letting your ego/mouth write checks that your skill/ability can't cash. Have a clue what kind of car you want to build, how you're going to build it, and whether or not it has a chance in hell of being even mildly successful before starting a business. 5. Everyone at WCC who had even a tiny part in producing the above pictured affront to the auto industry should be slapped extremely hard.
      Thomas Anthony
      • 3 Years Ago
      That is one ugly car. It looks like it was designed in the 80's. There are so many bad angles to this car, I don't even know where to begin critiquing it. The front just has too much going on. A bit of old maseratti. The sides have too many cuts and what are those behind the doors? Is this car rear engine? It just looks awful and I suspect this crack smoker is gonna want $500k for this car built in East LA by people who can't afford to buy one. Even Jay Leno can't help this car but I'm sure he was ******* up to Will.I.Am and telling him the car was viable.
      Brian
      • 3 Years Ago
      If that is the best that he can do, I probably wouldn't quit my day job if I were him. It looks like someone raided Pep Boys, purchased every single tacky boy-racer bolt-on piece that they sold and built a car with them.
      Gregster
      • 3 Years Ago
      Apologies to all the Black Eyed Peas and Fergis fans, but that is one UGLY car.
      Smooth Motor
      • 3 Years Ago
      A cheap looking kit car. this.car.sucks.
        rice8007
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Smooth Motor
        AGREED. LIke a shitty bodykit on a rice burner.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car is a DeLorean DMC-12 built for him by West Coast Customs. It's not a Chrysler, and I doubt Chrysler sold him anything directly. My mind will be blown if he gets any further than doing a Leno appearance - which conveniently lines up with his becoming a judge for the British version of American Idol. He mentions he'll be in London for at least the next three months - how the hell are you going to start a CAR COMPANY in LA when you're that far away for that long? He's full of ****.
        djvinnybricks
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Xedicon
        And AutoBlog loses major points with me for even reporting such ridiculousness without making it clear the whole thing is bullshit.
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