Throwback: Elon Musk With First 2008 Tesla Roadster – Jay Leno’s Garage

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We take a look into our archives at a younger Jay Leno and Elon Musk and see Jay’s first impressions of Tesla’s first production car! New episodes will be coming every week!
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Throwback: Elon Musk With First 2008 Tesla Roadster – Jay Leno’s Garage

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Prior to them going to full production they asked me if I would be interested in driving one? I had read a lot about them on Road&Track so I was definitely curious. I signed up to receive their updates. At that time the only dealership was in Fort Lauderdale. With great interest we drove up there to look at this new car that looked like a Lotus. We drove the pants off of it and had a great time. We were really impressed with it but it also had a hefty price (Porsche territory). My hats off to Tesla for all that it has done. Thank you for the video, as always greatly appreciated and very informative.

Motivational Cheers says:

Why did it never air until now? I hope that it had nothing to do with not promoting gas/petro cars.

terry hudson says:

Why did Elon not go on the ride? Too much weight? Elon smells?…….

Elliot Bridgewater says:

I wonder why it wasn't aired?

jasonwidegren says:

Wow, what a cool flash from the past.

tropico56 says:

Why was this episode not aired?

Earthnewz 2020 says:

two of my favorite people, Donald trump and jay leno

James Morrissey says:

AWESOME! Yes please! More archive stuff!

Tim Cargile says:

Yes, have Elon back with the Cybertruck. Thanks for creating and uploading this video!

kuladeeluxe says:

So did the sound tech get fired?….Camera operator too?

JCP In Deep Creek Lake says:

More old content with YOUNG Jay is the new black!

vivek singh says:

Why he wears same clothes?

AdamosDad says:

Who was popping corn in the background?

Vicente W. Romero says:

Awesome. Great content. Glad this popped up in my recommended feed.
Now do one where you guys test drive the Falcon rocket 😁

Sunday Drive says:

Now when you're driving around the mountain backroad you can sneak up on the deer instead of it sneaking up on you. Beautiful car design, even today. Amazing performance, almost no maintenance. I want one!

Ragmar Rodriguez says:

Great tbt video Jay 👍👍

G S says:

Crikey Elon used to wear some really ill-fitting clothes, he must have a stylist or someone now.

Akashic Samadhi says:

"Watch me take off!!"
flys into sky and vanishes from sight

Royce Faggotter says:

Behind every electric car, is coal-fired power station to keep it running, Someone is making a lot of money.

howsahemi says:

The ol app and will it do a burnout days. I miss the opening music too.

M. de k. says:

He even did his iconic hawh hawh laugh

Jim Collier says:

Cool flashback! Elon is a pretty amazing guy!

ImTheDaveman says:

I have yet to see any charging stations for electric cars. At this point in time, I cant see taking a long drive vacation in these things, especially when it takes about 3 hours to charge em to capacity. There's still a lot to be said about combustible engines.

instagram: Th3_Money_Team says:

Car people will tell you lol….when you’re into cars…you really don’t care what you’ve got on…even if it’s the same outfit over the last 13 years hahahahahah

Misha S says:

why video quality is so crappy?

Adrian Barbuio says:

It's basically a lotus

justsnappy says:

The audio is horrid! You can hear the camera squeaking throughout the interview.

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