Jay Leno's EcoJet – Click above to watch the video after the break
Oh, to be Jay Leno. The late-night-television mogul is known for lots of things, but perhaps his most interesting trait is his undying interest in cool cars, trucks and motorcycles. Unlike a number of classic car aficionados, Jay colors his vehicular leanings with a green tint, and that desire to be at least somewhat environmentally friendly stretches to such awesome machinery as his one-of-a-kind EcoJet.
Surely you remember the EcoJet. Based loosely on the bones of a Chevrolet Corvette, the silver bullet gets its name from the Honeywell LT101 jet turbine engine lurking within, which pushes out 750 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque at 48,000 rpm while running on biodiesel. Those formidable ponies are sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission sourced from General Motors.
Perhaps the coolest bit of all is that Leno actually drives the EcoJet. In fact, the comedian was recently spotted at the All GM Show in Van Nuys, California. Fortunately for us, the boys from ConcoursBlog were present at the show with video recorders on hand, and they've decided to share the goods with the rest of the class. Want to see for yourself? Check out the video after the break.