Jay Leno is one of the lucky ones who could very well be able to own any car at any time. He has also driven a ton of exotics, classic cars, everyday automobiles and even motorcycles, so he is a real tanker and a lover of wheels. So when he spends a day filming and driving a vehicle, you know it must be good. Or in this case, it’s so bad, it’s good. Although we like some kit cars, this one seems to have had too much ambition. Because if you are going to reproduce a Ferrari Enzo, at least get the correct red color, okay?
Jay Leno’s garage takes us through a quick episode featuring one of the most amazing examples of badly made imitations we’ve seen in a long time. What started as a 1986 Pontiac Fiero has been mutilated to the point, far beyond recognition. Hurriedly prepared to imitate a Ferrari Enzo, everything is wrong. Above the 140hp V6 engine is a literal drop from the plastic V12 engine cover, you know, when people dare to get close enough to take a look at the engine compartment window. Believe it or not, it actually had a place in Quail. Any publicity is good publicity, and by the time the organizers realized that this Enzo was a Fiero, they were at least kind enough to give it a place anyway. Next to the toilet.
Jay even takes this thing on the road and comments that the powerful 140 horsepower engine is not bad. It’s far from being a 651-horsepower V12, but hey, it’s far from everything yet. Thanks to Michael Coyne for adopting this unloved car and placing it as a museum so that we can all enjoy it. Or avoid it.