The New Jaguar XKSS - Jay Leno's Garage


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  • Stephen Hill
    Stephen Hill  5 hours back

    Racing drivers in the vintage era preferred to be thrown from the car. The alternative was that the petrol tank would fracture and they would be covered in fuel and burnt alive. Jackie Stewart recounts a crash where he was trapped, upside down, soaked in petrol, just waiting for the spark that would kill him. That's one of the reasons he campaigned for safety in F1.

    • Chuck Ster
      Chuck Ster  11 hours back

      Hey Jaguar, make a retro XKE and you'll sell a ton of them.

      • darkiee69
        darkiee69  2 days back

        I think Jay could have driven that car down the road, even if it would be illegal. If the cops were to stop him it would be to admire the beautiful car and have a chat with Jay, not to give him a ticket.

        • john young
          john young  3 days back

          Sounds as good as it looks, lovely looking car nice to see British skills used to make a British car.

          • Michael Hartzell
            Michael Hartzell  3 days back

            Oh this is the one I want, and it will even fit in my little garage. I might have to open the other end to close the overhead but well worth the work....

            • Silverhand290
              Silverhand290  5 days back

              I love Jags. I had quite a few when I was wealthier than i am now. They are undoubtedly, pound for pound (or dollars) the best cars in the world. I loved the XJ6 series 3, I had 5 of them. T he best cars I ever owned by far. I regularly did a 212 mile drive and if it took over 2 hours it was due to traffic and I would be annoyed. I once did the run in an hour and 46 mins which was a lot of fun. You could never do that now with all the damn cameras. If you really want a treat and can afford the fuel, get yourself a Jag. They supposedly did 16 to 18 to a gallon but I never got double figures. 6 to 8 was what mine did but that may have been the way I used to drive.

              • Collateralcoffee
                Collateralcoffee  1 weeks back

                I think Jay Dumb has a favorite thing to say. "Ah! Like Pavarotti!"

                • jasper crunt
                  jasper crunt  1 weeks back

                  Come on - It's still the worlds most expensive kit car.

                  • malcolm nicholls
                    malcolm nicholls  2 weeks back

                    Love the car. I think I read that they broke their neck to make it "original" then chose a different green. I prefer the dark green.

                    • Bill R
                      Bill R  2 weeks back

                      A fellow from Chicago brought one of these painted a deep purple to an SCCA event at Indianapolis Raceway Park in the early '60's. His car was incredibly good looking, but the guy didn't know anything about the car's mechanicals. The Jag had a cam cover leak that we couldn't fix despite all the Perm-A-Tex we could find. I was there hanging out in the pits while my Dad was a corner worker.

                      • NorwegianNightmare
                        NorwegianNightmare  3 weeks back

                        Its so fun to watch Jay Leno when he's totally amazed and nerding out over a car. You can tell this particular Jag is special to him.

                        • infinite monkeys
                          infinite monkeys  4 weeks back

                          It's a great time for the hobby. Jaguar, Porsche, Aston MArtin, Ferrari, and Mercedes-Benz amd others have inhouse restoration shops. That you can have your classic restored by the factory that built it is just fantastic.

                          • Happy Busker
                            Happy Busker  4 weeks back

                            my dad use to work for Smiths at Cricklewood on the Edgeware road London, he use to make the speedos and rev meters for the Jags back in the 50s

                            • Brian Withers
                              Brian Withers  4 weeks back

                              Ironic, Jay gets to drive the real Steve McQueen XKSS but can't drive the recreation. My compliments to the Peterson Automotive museum who let take the original for a ride. And my compliments to Tim, the many craftsmen on the project and the corporate leadership of Jaguar who thought enough of this piece of history to put the work into recreating this.

                              • Goldfinch
                                Goldfinch  4 weeks back

                                Steve McQueen had good taste, Jags and Triumphs, i guess that's what i have in common with him, they don't make them like they used to, Men or vehicles.

                                • fishfuxors
                                  fishfuxors  1 months back

                                  If this car is US spec, why's the steering wheel on the wrong damn side?

                                  • John MacNabb
                                    John MacNabb  1 months back

                                    babble babble boring...

                                    • Ray Jay
                                      Ray Jay  1 months back

                                      I thing Jay just wanted to see if the guy could actually fit in the car.

                                      • Bill Planey
                                        Bill Planey  1 months back

                                        The green on this model is not as classy as the green on the McQueen car.

                                        • Andrew Piatek
                                          Andrew Piatek  1 months back

                                          My favorite feature on this car are the wheels. The body style is not my thing, at all. Jaguar got it seriously wrong with the D-Type and E-Type. And to add insults to injury, I think one of the Beatles' boy band was photographed sitting in one. No wonder sales were so low they had to discontinue the E-Type and replace with the proper Jaguar, the XJS.

                                          • Redstoneprime
                                            Redstoneprime  1 weeks back

                                            Andrew Piatek The E-Type is a proper Jaguar, though?

                                          • davidoffon
                                            davidoffon  1 months back

                                            XJS is a pig!!

                                        • Ali Moosa
                                          Ali Moosa  1 months back

                                          In short
                                          That is simply a dream car for any group of age!
                                          I just can’t believe that it was originally designed very long time ago!

                                          • Ian Rivlin
                                            Ian Rivlin  2 months back

                                            An XKSS and a McLaren F1...
                                            That'd do me fine....

                                            • William Overton
                                              William Overton  2 months back

                                              You are so gracious Jay.

                                              • D Wesson
                                                D Wesson  2 months back

                                                What size tires does it use?

                                                • Eric Muschlitz
                                                  Eric Muschlitz  2 months back

                                                  About 1/3 of all these episodes harbor the phrase, "it really was the first supercar".😁

                                                  • Just Like Paradise
                                                    Just Like Paradise  2 months back

                                                    How come you don't have one of these Jay?

                                                    • dgeorge852
                                                      dgeorge852  2 months back

                                                      I WANT ONE!
                                                      Maybe someday I can afford a tire for it.

                                                      • Terry Gower
                                                        Terry Gower  2 months back

                                                        Why didn't we see a clip of you getting in or out of the McQueen car jay, nice presentation, to both of you.....BMW R51/2.

                                                        • Robert Feight
                                                          Robert Feight  2 months back

                                                          Gets kind of frustrating that Jay cuts him off so much.

                                                          • dgeorge852
                                                            dgeorge852  2 months back

                                                            He even did that on his tonight show.

                                                        • Ernesto Caamano
                                                          Ernesto Caamano  2 months back

                                                          I would love a brand new Datsun 240Z, 4 spd😉😉 or a brand new 914 Porsche yellow (1974) or orange

                                                          • Jeff Stanley
                                                            Jeff Stanley  2 months back

                                                            Jag Guy: "We invented disc brakes."
                                                            Jay: "No you didn't."

                                                            • Shane Norman
                                                              Shane Norman  2 months back

                                                              Jaguar didn't invent the disc brake. Germany used discs on some of its tanks in WWII and BRM built and used them for its V16 grand prix car in 1951. Jaguar weren't even the first to apply them to road cars; that honour belongs to Austin-Healey and its 1953 100S. And it was Dunlop, not Jaguar, that designed and developed discs for the Le Mans-winning 'C' Type in 1953.

                                                              • Walter Taljaard
                                                                Walter Taljaard  2 months back

                                                                William Lyons; the automotive engineer even Enzo Ferrari tipped his hat for.

                                                                • Sgt Steel
                                                                  Sgt Steel  2 months back

                                                                  Let's be honest, that's not a door, it's more like an entrance helper. An entrance helper xD

                                                                  • Freedoms not Free Freedoms not Free

                                                                    The Buick GNX in 1987 was 0-60 in 4.3 seconds.

                                                                    • Freedoms not Free Freedoms not Free
                                                                      Freedoms not Free Freedoms not Free  2 months back

                                                                      @Sgt Steel 👍

                                                                    • Sgt Steel
                                                                      Sgt Steel  2 months back

                                                                      +Freedoms not Free Freedoms not Free Ok fair point. oh and yes, freedom is not free.

                                                                    • Freedoms not Free Freedoms not Free
                                                                      Freedoms not Free Freedoms not Free  2 months back

                                                                      @Sgt Steel very good,my point is,is that with regulated smog control and very low horsepower in the 80s the GNX was very impressive the only car in the world faster at that time was the Lamborghini Countach and I only made the comment because Jay said this car was a 4.2 second fastest production car of it's time,and yes that is impressive also.

                                                                    • Sgt Steel
                                                                      Sgt Steel  2 months back

                                                                      Ok, so that's 0.1 seconds slower than this car from 1955...

                                                                  • Mini van
                                                                    Mini van  2 months back

                                                                    Love Jags..... just dont think this is one of the best lookers.

                                                                    • Redstoneprime
                                                                      Redstoneprime  1 weeks back

                                                                      Because it wasn't made for looks. It's a road-legal racing car.

                                                                  • Justin Japan
                                                                    Justin Japan  2 months back

                                                                    Absolutely wonderful video about an amazing car. Jay's enthusiasm for automotive heritage makes for great videos.
                                                                    Lots of nice comments as usual but also a few snide remarks about the guest and his English. Cut the guy some slack; he's obviously speaking English as a foreign language; I'm guessing he's Dutch from his accent but I could be wrong; and though not perfect, he has a near perfect command of English. Many continental Europeans, especially from northern Europe, put us native English speakers to shame with their linguistic capabilities.

                                                                    Moreover, appearing on a TV show with an old pro like Leno must be challenging for the nerves and likely to make the best of us slip up.

                                                                    • Mick von Bornemann
                                                                      Mick von Bornemann  2 months back

                                                                      Mnn I wonder how much Jaguar utilised the people at Lynx? It certain would save a few dollars to use Lynx XKSS panels, etc.

                                                                      • jason kent
                                                                        jason kent  3 months back

                                                                        One of the most beautiful cars ever

                                                                        • C Smith
                                                                          C Smith  3 months back

                                                                          How are they able to build a new car without meeting all the emission and safety standards?

                                                                          • Ronald Fazekas
                                                                            Ronald Fazekas  3 months back

                                                                            Only building NINE?--what am I going to do when I win Lotto next month?

                                                                            • Douglas Spencer
                                                                              Douglas Spencer  4 months back

                                                                              There is a documentary on why and how they built the 9 cars, extraordinary craftsmen ship, was shown on U.K. Channel 4

                                                                              • paul Addison
                                                                                paul Addison  4 months back

                                                                                When Jag made proper cars 😊

                                                                                • Gerry Freeman
                                                                                  Gerry Freeman  4 months back

                                                                                  Is in love :) buy it squire

                                                                                  • Harry Denny
                                                                                    Harry Denny  4 months back

                                                                                    Sleek, curvaceous and what a beautiful resonant sound from that engine. Stunning and far more desirable than anything else built in the last 60 years.

                                                                                    • Motersickle Bum
                                                                                      Motersickle Bum  4 months back

                                                                                      no motor specs! hp... bore/stroke... compression?

                                                                                      • Brien Eaton
                                                                                        Brien Eaton  4 months back

                                                                                        Beautiful .

                                                                                        • Alex Agykum
                                                                                          Alex Agykum  4 months back

                                                                                          It looks like it can talk to you