Jay Leno is no stranger to the world of automobiles, having a personal collection of nearly 300 cars and bikes of every vintage worth an estimated $150 million.
The late-night talkshow host has become a bit of a Tesla fan in recent years, having had the opportunity to interview CEO Elon Musk on numerous occasions. He was even able to get behind the wheel of the Cybertruck prototype last year.
Leno’s latest adventure was behind the wheel of the all-new Model S Plaid, which he took for a few quarter-mile runs at Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California last month.
Drive Tesla reported exclusively on the event just days after it happened, revealing the car was able to achieve a record 9.23 second quarter-mile run.
Now Leno has gone on The News with Shepard Smith to talk about his record-setting run.
In his comments, Leno said the value that Tesla is able to provide with the Plaid is unmatched when it comes to internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. The comedian said you would have to spend upwards of $1 million to $3 million to get the fastest Ferrari or Bugatti, which still can’t match the straight line speed of the Tesla.
As we reported last month, Leno filmed the day’s track session for his CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage. The show starts up again in the fall, so expect to see more footage then.
You can check out his full interview below.