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The First Celebrity Car Built by Hennessey Performance

John Hennessey was recently on The Smoking Tire podcast so I thought I would call in and ask who the first celebrity was that Hennessey built a car for. (Click here to listen to the full podcast)¬† ¬†Turns out it was none other than Jay Leno who had a Viper. I’m not sure exactly which Viper it was that Jay sent to Hennessey but I’m guessing it might have been this 1996 Viper GTS.

Also there is a great video after the jump of Leno Touring the Viper build factory while his car was being built and aside from a little less grey hair he looks about the same, t-shirt and all!

Jay Leno Viper GTS

Photo courtesy of Jay Leno’s Garage

3 Responses to The First Celebrity Car Built by Hennessey Performance

  1. neeb says:

    LOL at Leno in the 90’s. The viper was cool in it’s time but I’m hoping the new one stands out as a updated performer.

  2. I think the newest Viper will do just that. I haven’t seen it IRL but fron the pics it looks like a whole new car.

  3. Romero says:

    Somehow it reminds me of a TVR Sagaris. If I had the chance to drive it, I would. But it’s not my kinda car…

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