In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, the car collector gets behind the wheel of another Japanese great, the Autozam AZ-1. The gull-winged, mid-engined, kei-classed sports car seems to charm the host, who actually says he might consider buying one to add to his Mazda collection that already includes an RX-8 and 12A-swapped Cosmo Sport.
The car is owned by turbo engineer Ashley DeLuca, who bought the car while living in Japan and brought it back to the States when she returned home. She does an admirable job of trying to keep Jay Leno on track with the car, despite his rapid fire and random questions. By the end, he gives it perhaps the highest compliment he can: “It’s really not that different than a Lamborghini Miura to drive,” except for the size.