Yes, that's an aircooled V8 in this 1970 Tatra. Aircooled Tatras were made for 100 years near the Tatra mountains of Czechoslovakia. This basic model was built from about 1932 to 1999. Tatra sued Dr. Porsche in 1936 for patent infringement, and Hitler responded by invading.
The early Tatra V8s were a little squirrely on the new high speed autobahnen, to the point where German officers were forbidden from driving them.
As everyone was admiring the car, I remarked that any car that killed all those Nazi officers can't be all bad. That got a laugh out of Leno, who has a 1956 model.
Rick, I would have laughed too. That's funny!
Jay Leno is really very nice to talk too. Just stay on the "car guy" talk. I've been going to the LA Roadsters annual show with my Dad and brothers for near 30 years. About 6 years ago Jay rolled in with his Chrysler Tank engine powered boat tail Speedster/race car?? It's huge! While I was lecturing a friend on how to approach Jay (Just talk cars like he's one of the guys....he is!) my son, 6-7 at the time wormed through the crowd and pulled on his shirt and asked if he could sit in the car. Jay hoisted him up and put him in the drivers seat. No rules. When he was done he just said to my son,"OK buddy it's time to get out I have to go" I really thought that was pretty cool!! I talked to Jays mechanic/friend that was with him. It took 60 gallons of gas to get from Glendale to Pomona and being air cooled the path of the hot air was right over the cockpit out of a vet in the long hood.I did have a photo but can't seem to find it now.
VENT, we need spell check on here
For anyone interested in the Tatra, http://www.team.net/www/ktud/Tatra.html
It's not been updated lately, but some of the links are good, and show owners all over the world.
Scott, unfortunately, the word "vet" would have passed a spell check....
Dick, Unfortunately my in skull spell checker don't work so good sometimes.
That's a trip!
It looks like it would swap ends in a corner faster than a Turbo Targa!
That one is aluminum, 2 liter, so not all that heavy. . The Nazi killers had bigger iron blocks.