Jay Leno gets to drive a lot of nice cars, and the Jaguar F-Type V8 S he pilots in the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage is no exception. Eric Johnson, vice president of Jaguar Western Region brought the car to Leno's garage, which impresses the comedian with its 5.0-liter V8 that makes 495 horsepower, 460 pound-feet of torque and a muscle car-like roar.

But there's a surprise this episode: Leno secured a drive in the Project 7 Concept at Pebble Beach this year, and the experience was caught on video. Based on the F-Type, the Project 7 is a functional concept car that nods to Jaguar's seven wins at Le Mans and features bespoke styling cues, a special exhaust system and, perhaps most importantly, 50 more horsepower from the supercharged V8.

Watch the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage in the video below. You'll need a little over 23 minutes to see the whole thing.


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      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Always loved the car. Can't wait to see a hardtop version.
      Ivan Schiller
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice looking car, but IMO not even close to the E- type. Driving that classic was an experience never forgotten, unfortunately many will never have.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want a V6S hardtop with a stick shift.
      Drizzy
      • 1 Year Ago
      That Jag is a beast. I don't even think Jay gushed like that over the C7 Vette, but I can't remember if it was just a walk around with Welburn or a drive...
      PermaPlate
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow...that thing has power! Love it.
      armadillo_trader
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just took delivery of an F-Type V8S - what a sweet ride! And super quiet with the top up. Tons of cool features and muscle car fast.
      fpb300
      • 1 Year Ago
      The project 7 front looks better.
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car gets my panties so wet. There is a dealership right down the road and even though I see them rather often, the effect hasn't worn off.