Is it just us, or has Jay Leno's Garage evolved from an intimate, off-the-cuff video series designed to show off the late-night comedian's automobile collection into something a lot more ambitious and... mainstream? This isn't a complaint, exactly, as Leno has been putting out engaging videos at an increasingly furious pace. However, we can't help but note that the subjects have largely graduated from the funnyman's steam-powered eccentricities and forgotten classics to lots of new production and concept cars, often with automaker execs in tow. It's almost as if the series is turning into an internet version of his NBC talk show, one where bigwigs swing by to show off their latest projects as part of their publicity tours, only instead of new movies and albums, it's cars or the occasional motorcycle.

Such is the exactly case with Volvo's stonking S60 Polestar Concept, which makes its appearance in Jay's warehouse of wonders this week. Tuned by in-house skunkworks Polestar, the "Swedish Racing Blue" S60 has certainly been making the rounds as of late, with recent appearances near Leno's garage at the LA Auto Show and an Auto Motor und Sport track faceoff against the BMW M3 and Audi RS4 Avant.

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that Volvo is so keen to get its showcar in front of the cameras – last we heard, executives were seriously considering a small production run for their unlikely 508-horsepower, all-wheel drive sport sedan, though we continue to hear that realistic pricing is likely to be a roadblock.

Regardless of whether the S60 Polestar has a production future or not, we can't get enough of it. If you're like us, check out Leno's video below for more.



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      eeenok
      • 1 Year Ago
      you know, if leno ran a talk show where they wheeled a car onto the set and he talked to some car guys, that would be a big breath of fresh air
      Rieku Ame
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car is no joke. Randy Pobst ran this around Laguna Seca only to fool around and, well to quote Motor Trend: "lapping Laguna as quickly as an Audi R8 V-8 and quicker than a Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca (1:41.1), Porsche Cayman R (1:41.6), Lotus Evora S (1:42.5), and BMW M3 (1:43.0)." Lap time: 1:40.8. THAT is SICK for a car that can pretty much carry (terrorize) the whole family. If Volvo mass produced (which would significantly drop that $250K tag), this thing it would definitely send a LOT of major players (BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, etc.) back to the drawing board.
      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      Speaking of Smurfs. Jay Leno. Blue "Canadian Tuxedo". White Hair. Just sayin'.
      A. W. Lawson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now it's "Swedish Racing Blue" last year it was "rebel blue" aka "grabber blue"
        Shiftright
        • 1 Year Ago
        @A. W. Lawson
        All those blues you both refer too are actually slightly different shades. French racing Blue and Matra blue are much less Smurfier
          A. W. Lawson
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Shiftright
          They all look pretty smurfin' smurfy to me ;) lol
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 1 Year Ago
      You can tell Jay Leno likes cars a lot, I been watching his videos for quite a while. It will be nice if he was to make it a bit more interesting but then again that takes times. As of now Jay Leno is the only show I watch that is about cars. There is that Corolla show in youtube but that guy is a prick.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay Leno takes the pole? Does his wife know? Sorry. easy target.
      Carpinions
      • 1 Year Ago
      The color of the car reminds me of the Laguna Seca Blue on the E46 M3. Seems like it would be a nice ride and purchase option compared against the BMW and M-B choices.
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      "...though we continue to hear that realistic pricing is likely to be a roadblock." There is no market for a Volvo with a 6 figure price tag. Accept it.
      mark
      • 1 Year Ago
      Boring looking. It's 2013 and Volvo has not upgraded their lighting system. Next...
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ahhh, I can smell the pachouli from here. Volvo is the kind of car people in my 'hood buy for their nannies while the rest of us are having track days in our Lambos.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love the Polestars. Cool cars. I love that blue, you can't stop looking at it in person.
        Emil
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jonathan Wayne
        And I hate Jay Leno. I hate him in blue jean or anything else, I hope I'll never see him in person!
          Miznitic
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Emil
          Awwwh, How cute! The green Jelly monster has reared it's head.
      • 1 Year Ago
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