Star in an unreasonably priced car?

Jay Leno at Top GearSeems 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 Ford Focus BEVin 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:

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