VIDEO: Jay Leno Drives the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on L.A.’s “Hidden” Racetrack
Jay Leno has been making a lot of waves in the television world lately. Watching him toy with and tease Conan O’Brien has left a sour taste in my mouth, yet the constant stream of videos of Jay behind the wheel of the newest sports cars is something I can’t turn away from. This video is no different. On an early December morning, Jay met up with Motor Trend, who handed him the keys to the new and oh-so-sweet Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Jay mosies the car up into the Los Angeles mountains, and takes us on a tour of what he refers to as Los Angeles’ hidden race-track.
At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about AMG’s new exotic car. Its design is retro, but some of the pieces just look out of place (headlights, for one). But after hearing the exhaust crackle and pop through Laurel Canyon, it’s clear this a throw-back to old race-cars through and through. I’ve heard race cars that sound more refined than the SLS, and that’s a wonderful thing for AMG’s first swing at the plate. Watch the video and ride shotgun with Jay Leno in the incredible new 2010 AMG SLS.