Jay Leno Reveals His Fastest Cars Ever, Including the Fastest Car in the World
Jay Leno has driven and owned some of the coolest and most impressive cars in the world. As one of the premier car collectors in the industry, it’s no surprise that his show, Jay Leno’s Garage, shows viewers the best cars money can buy. But out of all the extraordinary cars featured on Jay Leno’s show, which ones are the fastest in the world? Here are the five fastest cars ever featured on car enthusiasts’ favorite show, Jay Leno’s Garage.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
When it first rolled off the line, the 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren had an MSRP of around $454,500, but its current value stands around $300,000 today. Jay Leno’s personal SLR McLaren comes with a supercharged eight-cylinder that makes 618 hp.
According to Top Speed, the 2005 SLR McLaren featured on Jay Leno’s Garage is one of the fastest cars on a straight-away, hitting top speeds of around 208 miles per hour and getting to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds.
2018 Dodge SRT Demon
Leno shows this mighty car off in two different episodes of Jay Leno’s Garage, shocking actor Tim Allen and rockstar Dee Snider with its power. Calling it “the most powerful V8 muscle car on the planet,” the 2018 Dodge Demon boasts 840 hp with a supercharged Hemi engine.
According to CNBC, the 2018 Dodge Demon has an MSRP of just under $90,000 and it’s the “fastest-accelerating car on the market.” Though its top speed is “only” 168 miles per hour, the mighty Dodge Demon is capable of going 0-60 in just 2.3 seconds.
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Chevy was nice enough to provide Leno with one of the first-off-the-line 2019 Corvette ZR1s, with a staggering sticker price of nearly $120,000. The ZR1, or “Zora’s Racer 1,” is fantastically named after Chevy’s former chief engineer and gives a pretty good indication of its speediness.
According to Motor 1, the newest generation of Corvette impressed Leno right out of the gate, with the availability of a Corvette ZR1 with a seven-speed manual transmission. Accompanying crazy aerodynamic designs is a 6.2-liter, supercharged eight-cylinder engine that makes 755 hp, 715 lb-ft of torque, and can hit speeds in excess of 210 miles per hour. Not only is this one of the newest cars in Jay Leno’s collection, but it’s also one of the fastest.
2017 Lamborghini Aventador S
Though Lamborghini is certainly known for its fast and impressive cars, the brand still finds a way to keep shocking the world with its designs. When Leno and comedian Trevor Noah took the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador S out on the road, calling it an “extremely well-made automobile,” “but most importantly, really.”
This Lamborghini is currently worth more than $500,000, according to CNBC, and can reach a top speed of 217 miles per hour. Powering the Aventador S is a 12-cylinder engine that makes 740 hp and hits 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds.
2018 Koenigsegg Agera RS
In one very special episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Leno went on a drive with CEO Christian von Koenigsegg to test-drive its latest hypercar creation, the 2018 Koenigsegg Agera RS. Unsurprisingly impressed with the Agera, Leno takes the incredibly fast, incredibly expensive hypercar for a drive.
With a starting MSRP of $2.9 million, the 2018 Agera RS is currently worth a staggering $10 million. That’s because, at the moment, the Agera RS is the fastest production car in the world, with a top speed of 277.9 miles per hour.
According to Motor 1, its ability to make an astonishing 1,440 hp has a little something to do with that. Leno was even lucky enough to drive the actual Agera RS that broke the world record on the track.