Why does Jay Leno.... Because people are interested, it gets air time. It has nothing to do with much else. Plus, it is well established buddies and high profile customers get the red carpet treatment from JH. If you are just a guy with the money, you may not see the same treatment or results. I remember when the Venom came out, JH indicated he was going to set the top speed record. Two years and counting, still no smashed record. Now he is working on wringing a bit more out of the Vette engine, he once again promises a top speed record.
Part of me (the Lotus part) hopes he can pull his record attempt off.
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