Jay Leno owns a collection of cars and motorcycles that totals 286, as of 2015, including the Ariel Atom, the McLaren F1, the 1986 Lamborghini Countach and the Blastolene Special. Leno's collection ranges in year of construction, speed capabilities and novelty.Continue Reading
The Ariel Atom was the third fastest accelerating car in the world when it was built in Somerset, England in 2007. It weighs less than 1,400 pounds and goes from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.89 seconds.
The McLaren F1 was designed by Gordon Murray, a renowned Formula 1 designer. With a top speed of 243 miles per hour, it was the fastest car in the world until 2005. Interestingly, this car has three front seats instead of two; the driver sits in the middle seat in order to have the best view of the road.
Leno put almost 70,000 miles on his Lamborghini Countach himself, and Marcello Gandini, the car's designer, can be seen in a picture with Leno inside his 130-car garage.
Purchased for $125,000, the Blastolene Special is a one-of-a-kind car that was illegal for street use when it was built by glass designer Randy Grubb. The car weighed 9,500 pounds, and the entire design was based around the engine. Leno updated the car so that it could be safely driven on the road.Learn more about Art & Literature