The video of the Jay Leno taking a Corvette ZR1 to 200+ miles per hour with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter riding shotgun pretty much went viral when it was first posted on Facebook a couple weeks back. The quick segment was also shown during last week’s Jay Leno’s Garage and it looks like this week’s show (Thursday, May 3 at 10 pm ET on CNBC) will feature the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 in an expanded segment.
Tadge gave some insight into the filming for this episode during the NCM Bash:
The segment was actually filmed last fall after Jay called up the Corvette team and asked if they had anything new to show. They had to abide by an embargo and keep the segment secret until this spring. Since this episode was filmed prior to the launch, that explains why the ZR1 is still in the camo wrapper.
However, another promo for the show came out this week with Tadge driving a unwrapped ZR1, but itsstill a pre-production model as he explains to Jay:
In case you haven’t seen the 200 mph run with Tadge and Jay, you can see it here:
Watch Tadge Juechter and the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 on Jay Leno’s Garage this Thursday, May 3. at 10 PM ET/PT.
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