Watch Jay Leno play Gran Turismo 6 and drive a car he actually owns

Comedian Jay Leno is also a noted automobile enthusiast, and in the latest episode of his web series Jay Leno's Garage, he drives a car he owns in real life — in Gran Turismo 6.

Leno's car collection contains nearly 200 vehicles, one of which is a gold 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado modified with modern parts to the tune of 1,000 horsepower. Gran Turismo 6 developer Polyphony Digital digitized the Toronado for the just-released racing game, and in the video above, you can see Leno driving the car in real life, as well as in Gran Turismo 6 with a force-feedback wheel. Leno also offers some tips on taming the beast of a muscle car, saying, "You always want to have this thing pointed in a straight line."

This isn't the first time one of Leno's cars has been put into a Gran Turismo game. His Tank Car previously appeared in Gran Turismo 4 and Gran Turismo 5.

"We love Jay's knowledge and enthusiasm for cars," said Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi. "It's great having the Toronado in the game. I have driven it in the game and it's a real challenge."

The episode of Jay Leno's Garage also features the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which is one of a number of vehicles designed specifically for Gran Turismo 6; it's the first and only one so far that has been turned into a real-life car. Mercedes-Benz recently showed it off at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and then brought it to Leno's garage in Los Angeles. He didn't drive it, but he did pilot it using a remote control, becoming the first person to do so outside of Mercedes-Benz.

"Video games are where cars will achieve cult status going forward and, like the Mercedes-Benz, where we will see cars make their debuts before being made for real," said Leno.

More from Polygon

Enemy Starfighter: Homeworld from inside a fighter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay trailer

  • Diablo 3 - Xbox One vs. PC comparison

  • Hearthstone - Military Quarter gameplay video

  • Elite: Dangerous Overview video

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker