Seems Jay Leno’s visit to Top Gear has left a lasting impression – the petrolhead talk show host is planning a Star in a Reasonably Priced Car-style race for his new telly show.
Instead of our Chevrolet Lacetti, though, Leno’s guests will lap a test track in a prototype electric Ford Focus in a segment called the ‘Green Car Challenge’. More of an unreasonably priced car, then.
Ford Racing technicians have apparently tuned the car to make it a bit more track ready (kind of missing the point a bit, perhaps) and the plan is to use a single car for the whole of season one. With a massive extension lead…
In case you missed it, here’s a behind-the-scenes reminder of Jay Leno’s visit to Top Gear, courtesy of his website Jay Leno’s Garage: