Jay Leno may not be kicking around late night television anymore but he certainly is enjoying his retirement, and huge car collection. You want proof? Check out Jay Leno’s Garage. In case you didn’t know, Jay Leno is a car nut among car nuts, and knows all sorts of things about cars. From American muscle cars to Italian exotics, he is a fountain of knowledge and insight into the automotive landscape.

So it is no surprise that Hot Wheels would let Leno take it’s “Darth Vader Car” for a spin.

Normally, I’m not to interested in “theme” cars but this Vader mobile is too cool for school. It’s long, low, with big tires and a deep liquid black pain job. Simply bad ass.

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But don’t take my word for it. Leno talks to the designer and builder of this car in the video below and gives it a good thrashing. It is a fully functional vehicle after all.

Enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments!