Jay Leno owns the most eclectic car collections on the planet, but not all of them are roadworthy. Before the newest season of Jay Leno's Shed premieres on CNBC next month, Jay Leno gives us a glance at some of the renewal projects he's been taking care of at the famous car port. The 24-minute long video starts which includes a Pontiac Firebird powered by an inline-six engine getting restored to its an old glory before giving us a peek at a 1920s Kleiber and various steam-powered cars.
However the real highlight of the actual video is Leno's 2017 Ford GT. Leno was one of few people Ford looked at worthy to own the brand new GT since he also owned the previous-generation motor vehicle. It probably also helped that Jay Leno's Car port is watched by millions to help you Ford generate publicity for any car.
Finished in black with orange racing beating, Leno's Ford GT could be the 12th example to roll from the production line. He paid out over $500, 000 to the car, including $55, 000 worth of extras just like exposed carbon fiber 20-inch trolley wheels. A few years subsequently, Leno is still customizing their Ford GT.
To enhance the car's twin-turbocharged V6's soundtrack, Leno upgraded the mid-engine racecar with a titanium tire out system developed by Heffner Efficiency. By working with CAD models belonging to the GT, Heffner Performance designed the exhaust system like a bolt-on unit that fits directly to the car, making it remarkably easy to run.
Amazingly, the entire exhaust system weighs below six pounds and minimizes the Ford GT's weight by 30 pounds. It also happens to be the same exhaust system fitted towards track-only Ford GT MKII.
With the titanium exhaust installed in just a couple minutes (apparently, it takes longer to take out the GT's stock muffler), Leno gives the GT some revs and it sounds extra ferocious than the share exhaust system. It still may well not sound as aggressive as being the previous-generation car's supercharged V8, yet it's still a detectable improvement.