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(Phone) Video: One-Handed Spa Session with Bruno Senna

Screenshot from original Youtube clip uploaded by BSenna21
Screenshot from original Youtube clip uploaded by BSenna21

Spa-Francorchamps. The 7-km circuit is known for being one of the fastest and most legendary race tracks in the Formula 1 season, and among its 19 corners, only one segment is raved among racing drivers and fans around the world: the Eau Rouge.

Bruno Senna: He had a race seat in Hispania Racing last season and now is a test driver for the Lotus Renault team. Is the nephew of the legendary Ayrton Senna, who by the way has a feature-length documentary made about him released recently.

Speaking of movies, Bruno seems to also be an aspiring movie maker, if not insane videographer, as he uses a cameraphone in one hand to record some shenanigans while driving the Renault R30 Formula 1 car with the other hand. He also shows us how to do (one-handed!) donuts in an F1 car, which isn’t so difficult considering 700+hp available with a firm prodding of the go pedal.

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The Ultimate Kia Pride?

Ford Festiva SHOgun. From www.jaylenosgarage.com

Jay Leno is best known for being the long-standing and two-time host of The Tonight Show. But for car guys around the world, he is best known for having one of the most eclectic car collections in the world, from steam-driven vehicles from the early 20th century to gonzo supercars like the Ford GT and the McLaren F1 (bought used for $800K, now worth about $4M!), to utterly insane machines like his tank-engined hot rod and his bespoke biofuel-swilling jet turbine-powered car, the EcoJet.

So it is no surprise then that when a man like Jay Leno owns a car like a Kia Pride (USDM: Ford Festiva), it won’t be anything like your old college professor’s CD5. It has got to be a Festiva SHOgun, number three of seven specially made by Chuck Beck to echo the insane rally legend, theĀ Renault 5 Turbo. With muscle-y boxed fenders and cartoonishly wide rear tires, the SHOgun looks like a steroidal bulldog ready to attack. And it goes like one, because this Pride has a three-liter V6 from a Ford Taurus SHO (Geddit? SHOgun?) where the back seat used to be, and is now powering the rear wheels.The car is made more insane with the addition of a 90-hp shot of nitrous, because as Jay says, he lives in a hilly area.

More information on this car can be found on Jay Leno’s Garage.