Jay Leno Drives McLaren P1 on Top Gear Track, Says He Ordered One

Jay Leno's garage 1 photo
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Hold the presses, gentlemen! It seems the Porsche 918 Spyder is not the only hybrid supercar tested by Jay Leno, as the denim chin actually put on a regular shirt and went to the McLaren factory in Britain.
Jay was also among the first people to drive the MP4-12C, which he later bought. So it's not surprising that he was also the first "civilian" to exert the power of his right foot in a million dollar supercar.

After visiting the factory right at the beginning of production, Jay is taken by helicopter to the Top Gear test track in Dunsfold. This is the moment when he reveals that even before he set foot on British ground, the TV host has placed a firm order for one P1 in a bright orange color.

When McLaren revealed the first details of the production model at the Geneva Motor Show back in March, they said only 375 units will be built at the rate of one per day, with only 50 to be completed by the end of 2013.

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