Jay Leno Test Drives a Porsche 911 GT3 RS With Carbon Wheels
In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage (below), the titular comedian meets with Brett Gass, the executive director of Carbon Revolution, a new company that is producing lightweight carbon fiber wheels. Right now, their wheels are only available as an aftermarket option, and cost roughly $15,000 a set, although Gass claims that the company has made a deal with an OEM automaker to have them available on a vehicle within the next few years.
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But if you’re more into high performance sports cars than wheels, skip to the 8:45 mark, which is when Jay tests the carbon wheels by putting them on a Porsche 911 GT3 RS and taking a spin on the track at Willow Springs.
Jay is joined by race car driver Kelly Collins (who Leno refers to as his “own version of The Stig” from Top Gear), and later takes a few more laps with his mechanic Bernard.
Although he’s ostensibly supposed to be reviewing the carbon fiber wheels (which he says are noticeably better than the standard set he uses in the first run-through), Leno can’t help but comment on the Porsche 911 itself, saying, “boy, that’s a nice handling car… it really is fun.”
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