Jay Leno discovers LA's inner NÃ¼rburgring with the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGby Drew Johnson
As we can personally attest, Jay Leno is a first-class petrol head. The comedian/TV host has one of the most extensive car collections in the world, only made better by the fact that he drives every piece in his collection. One such driver is a new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which Leno decided to take out to find a hidden racetrack within Los Angeles.
Inspired by the film Rendezvous, Leno uses the new mini movie - aptly named "The Fast and Famous" - to discover a hidden racetrack within the confines of LA's public roads. Although most people fail to equate public roadways with top-rate racetracks, Leno believes "every major city must have a great racetrack hidden in it somewhere."
LA's great racetrack is made up of four public roads, and actually resembles Germany's famed NÃ¼rburgring in both length and overall design. The track has plenty of twists and turns, making the SLS the perfect LA circuit racer.
The filming of "The Fast and Famous" took three days to shoot and employed plenty of compact HD cameras. Like Rendezvous, the entire car is never seen during the film, giving the sensation of actually being in the bends of Laurel Canyon. And as if the sights were tantalizing enough, the film crew did a heck of a job miking the SLS' exhaust note.