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  • May 12th 2014 at 12:30PM
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When you have a garage like Jay Leno's – and let's face it, few in the world do – it would take something truly special to get you to either travel far away from your prized collection, or drive any one car more than the 900 others you've got at your disposal. But the 2015 McLaren P1 is just such a car.

Back in September, Jay became one of the first people in the world outside the company to drive the new hybrid hypercar. And he was also the first customer to take possession of a new P1 in the United States. That was a matter of mere weeks ago, and he's already put on over a thousand miles on the odometer – 880 of those within the first five days, according to the man himself. Which is really saying something, considering all the other cars he has to choose from – among them several other McLaren models, including a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, an MP4-12C and an original McLaren F1.

Watch the video below to see Jay chat with McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt and see what the former talk show host has to say about one of the most capable performance machines he's ever owned – which is to say, one of the most capable performance machines ever made.


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      DMAC
      • 1 Year Ago
      Brought it to the Queen's English car show in the San Fernando Valley on April 27. Drove it in on the dirt and parked on the grass with all the other cars. Then left it to walk around and look at all the other English cars. Absolutely no ego or attitude about the car.
        Lynchenstein
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DMAC
        When you have the collection of cars he does, you simply can't have an ego about just one when you have so many mind-bending cars in your garage.
        Phil B
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DMAC
        Thanks for sharing this story!
      sniperhunter2001
      • 1 Year Ago
      He wasn't kidding about how much he drives it. You can see the bottom of the front lip is already showing scrapes. That's pretty awesome, he's not afraid to take it anywhere.
      Hek!
      • 1 Year Ago
      1,000 miles in a little over a week? Most supercar owners don't drive theirs that much in a year.
      Nine Elements
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was more biased towards the LaFerrari and the 918 Spyder, but Leno's vid is having me sold on the P1 and it's daily road-going tendencies. It's great to see him drive up and down Angeles Crest Hwy and Big Tujunga Canyon Rd. I'd be doing the exact same.
      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay does have more time on his hands these days. Why not drive while you can? I certainly would
      AGSHOP
      • 1 Year Ago
      he could have just used electric mode to exit the dealership. To not pollute the dealership.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay Leno, easily, the luckiest man alive. I gets to drive the cars that he loves. And own them.
        fabulous71
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        And easily the most approachable car guy with deep pockets.
        NY EVO X MR GUY
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        i = He
        Not me
        • 1 Year Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        Unluckiest in a way.... With all the work he has to do, you never quite get enough time to enjoy your cars.... I imagine it could be torture
      gibbs5988
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does Jay really have 900 cars in his garage?!?
        David
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gibbs5988
        Lol, its actually closer to about 200+.
      AGSHOP
      • 1 Year Ago
      will jay buy the La Ferrari by Ferrari?
        xxx
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AGSHOP
        I don"t think so because he would have to be chosen by Ferrari to let him buy it. He doesn't own five Ferrari cars or any Fxx ones. But from videos he hints he may get Porsche 918 Spyder and Pagani Huayra.
        e²
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AGSHOP
        Ferrari is pompous and overrated. Ferrari the Ferrari isn't as good as this car either, guaranteed.
      W1llth3thr1ll
      • 1 Year Ago
      great technology but god damn is that front end ugly!
        e²
        • 1 Year Ago
        @W1llth3thr1ll
        I think it's a beautiful car, especially the rear, though it does look better in some colors.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 1 Year Ago
      Jay Leno, easily, the luckiest man alive. I gets to drive the cars that he loves. And own them.
      Rieku Ame
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I had a P1, I would enjoy it too. I feel ya Leno.
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