It turns out Ashton Kutcher is a huge fan of American muscle.
Ashton Kutcher is best known for appearing in That '70s Show and Two and a Half Men, as well as playing technology giant Steve Jobs in the 2015 biographical drama Steve Jobs. What you may not know is that the Hollywood and TV star is also a huge fan of American muscle cars. In the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, Kutcher was invited onto the show to view three of his dream cars he's never had the pleasure of experiencing and pick his favorite to take for a spin on the road with Jay Leno. Based on his picks, we can vouch that Kutcher has great taste in cars.
The first car that rolls into Jay Leno's Garage is a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Tribute. This is no ordinary Chevelle, however: it's a fully restored Chevelle SS restomod with a 454-cubic-inch V8 under the hood generating a colossal 650 horsepower.
Just hearing its glorious V8 roar is enough to make Kutcher giddy with excitement. "I'm a big American muscle car guy," Kutcher told Jay Leno. "I really like a big block, I like it loud, I like it fast." Next up is a 1969 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396 Turbo-Jet, which is powered by a 6.5-liter V8 engine rated at 325 hp. It also happens to be owned by comedian Jeff Dunham. The third and final car is a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo previously owned by Walter Payton, Kutcher's favorite football player.
Unfortunately, the car is being worked on and currently doesn't have an engine, so Kutcher was unable to drive it. Payton bought the 911 Turbo back in 1979 and clearly loved it as he held onto it until he died in 1999.
At least Kutcher got to sit inside his favorite football player's car, which he said was "insane." Since the 911 was undrivable, Kutcher had to choose between the El Camino and Chevelle. Because his neighbor has a Chevelle he can drive, he chooses the El Camino.
Although he's initially scared to drive it due to its tail-happy handling from the lack of weight at the back, he's instantly won over by the thunderous growl of its 6.5-liter V8. During the drive, we also get to learn some trivia about Kutcher's car history. For example, he got his first speeding ticket in a 1983 Ford Escort because he "drove it as if it was a muscle car." He also lost his license when he was 17 for getting too many tickets.