Jay Leno samples a sublime replica of the Steve McQueen Jaguar XKSS

If you’re looking for a car that perfectly encapsulates Jaguar’s history, it’s hard to look past the XKSS of the 1950s. A road car built from unused chassis of the D-Type race car, the XKSS is the perfect combination of sublime looks, racing pedigree and raw performance. It should come as no surprise that film …

This Mustang chased Porsches for a living

Not every police car is a humdrum sedan. This episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” features a Fox-body 1982 Ford Mustang that, as an old tagline said, chased Porsches for a living. Retired California Highway Patrol officer Rich Sapikowski provides a firsthand account of what it was like to drive the Mustang. In the early 1980s, …

Jay Leno shows off his rare 6-cylinder 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint

The 1960s are considered the golden age of the American muscle car, but the 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint featured on this episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage” shows that Detroit automakers weren’t only focused on V-8s and quarter-mile times. Instead of the V-8 engines offered in other performance versions of the Firebird, the Sprint had an …