Tim Allen and Jay Leno Drift-Race Each Other in Electric Cars

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Every season of Jay Leno’s Garage has featured a competition between Jay Leno and his “nemesis,” Tim Allen. Both gentlemen are standup comedians, both had incredibly successful careers on television — and both are completely obsessed with automobiles.

The two arrived at the track in Nissan GT-R’s, but soon found out they would be driving something much slower. Under the tutelage of drifting legend Chris Forsberg, the two were tasked with drifting a 2017 Nissan Leaf, which came equipped with easy-drift rear tires.

The combination of a front-wheel-drive car and lack of experience left the heavy-footed comedians doing donuts on the track.  While Leno was driving, Allen heckled him on the radio, saying, “My kid’s cat could drive faster than this, and that cat is dead.”

Surprisingly, both comedians completed the course in 56 seconds. So that makes three seasons in a row in which they haven’t settled the question of who is the better driver.

Jay Leno’s Garage airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on CNBC.

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